The mayor of Los Angeles, an energetic fellow, has proposed that the city provide free high-speed wireless Internet connections to every Los Angeleno. Sounds great! I could dump my expensive cable modem connection ... assuming Mayor Villaraigosa would allow me to look at my own website.
Which is a big If. Colby Cosh recently pointed out
new municipal Wi-Fi networks ban citizens from visiting "sites associated with pornography or hate groups."
One of the banes
of my career is dealing with private censor companies
that ban iSteve.com
, such as the one that explained "The main goal of SiteCoach is to filter pornographic content and content glorifying violence, as well as right-wing and other so-called forbidden content that `hits below the belt`."
Who knows what Mayor Tony`s taxpayer-paid service will allow? Free Speech and Free Wi-Fi are antonyms.