On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 21:50, Mark Foster wrote:
As much as Rob's comment looks like FUD
there's an element of truth.
Schools are businesses and are charged business rates. Telecom also cut
them various deals to get online as economically as possible.
I've never accepted that schools are businesses.
They are schools. They make no profit. They deliver services
compulsorily delivered - and received - by law.
The police aren't a business either. Nor is the fire service.
McDonalds is a business. Fonterra is a business.
Schools are not a business. Phone service to them should not be charged
by the minute...and network access for educational purposes should be
part of the national educational infrastructure - like classrooms and
playgrounds and libraries.
ISPs should deal with them accordingly.
I'd love see some of the more destructive memes of the past 15 years
expunged from society.....so we can one again give these things the
priority - and resources - they deserve.
Steve Withers <swithers(a)mmp.org.nz>