If you can read this, you probably agree with Congressman Boucher's column from The Hill stating his opposition to the telcos' efforts to create a multi-tiered Internet.
I know my Virginia blog friends frequently complain about Boucher, but I guess I was raised on his ideas about telecom and agree with maybe all of them. Indeed, I have written them down for him a couple of times - including this brief.
On a somewhat related note, I read today in the Coalfield Progress that the plan is in place to get the fiber optic lines to Rose Hill and a bunch of the other as-yet unserved places in Southwest Virginia. I applaud the people who made that happen, whatever their names or politics.