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Monday, March 14, 2005

James Willis, Director of eGovernment in the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, is concerned that egovernment posts are boring his readers so he is moving all such posts over to the GOCC blog.  I guess that would depend on who his readers are.  Those are the posts that I am looking for on his blog, so I'll visit the GOCC blog instead.  This is interesting.  It appears that all open public meetings in RI are filed with the Secretary of State.  They then provide a single source for accessing these meetings, complete with RSS feed.

Metablocker points out the comprehensiveness of bund.de, Germany's megaportal.  A relaunch of the portal in April is anticipated to make services even more user-friendly.

The Des Moines Register compares the installation of municipal fiber to the buildout of the railroads in the 1800s.  Lawrence Lessig says Communism was defeated when Pennsylvania passed a bill countering such networks.  Phil Windley is calling for recruits in these broadband wars.

Challenges are expected if Governor Huntsman signs John Dougall's HB260 which requires the Attorney General's Office to compile a list of harmful Web sites and could require ISPs to block such sites upon request.

UITA claims success on 23 of 26 high-tech bills proposed during the 2005 Utah legislative session.

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