Santa Fe aims to upgrade Internet access, but …

Julie Ann Grimm writes in the Santa Fe New Mexican about the city’s decision to allocate $1 million toward a fiber optic infrastructure project. .


The basic idea, according to Sean Moody, a city Economic Development Division project planner, is for the city to install the infrastructure for high-speed Internet — empty conduit and access points from the underground pipes to privately owned interconnection facilities. Those pipes can be filled with fiber optic cables by companies that want to start providing high-speed service. The intention is that such service could be made available at a more competitive price and in areas where it’s not even an option now.

But on the same day, the paper reports that Arthur Firstenberg’s electrically-charged lawsuit against his iPhone-using neighbor “slogs on” in district court.