[Cialug] wireless communities in Iowa?

Tom Pohl tom at tcpconsulting.com
Sat Oct 13 09:44:45 CDT 2007

On Oct 13, 2007, at 8:27 AM, Tom Poe wrote:
> Todd:  I'd like to agree with you, that noone, especially our city  
> leaders in Charles City, wants a second-rate education for our  
> children.  So, I reread the letter from the city mayor's office  
> stating the city's position on citizen initiatives for a "last mile  
> solution" for our kids.  Unfortunately, that is their position.  I  
> also reviewed email exchanges with the city leaders and Joseph  
> Cassis, deputy director of the ICN.  Unfortunately, noone  
> demonstrates an interest in exploring options for an affordable  
> "last mile solution" for our kids, let alone affordable options  
> that might be applied across all of Iowa's rural communities.
> I want to personally thank you for your offer to contribute to a  
> legal defense fund, in the event the encumbents sue.  I contacted a  
> lawyer several months ago, and received confirmation that he'll  
> handle the fund when such action becomes appropriate.  We agreed  
> that any legal action should not have to occur, if we continue to  
> act reasonably and slowly. Tom

I thought it was a matter of Iowa law that states who and how people  
can access the ICN's resources.  If you were to provide community  
access using an ICN connection to the general community, I think  
you'd be breaking state law and the ICN would probably risk losing  
their common carrier status, but I don't really know anything :)

This link provides at least an interesting read:


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