Sitting at a public hospitals can’t get to gpdo with WiFi turned on. Exactly how do public hospitals limit free speech by denying access to websites??
Paying for pipe and paying for usage are 2 different buckets. A 3/4" water pipe is cheap but the billed usage is expensive if it runs wide open for 30 days. The same thing applies to internet access and usage.An excuse I've heard elsewhere (Amtrak) is that certain sites are too bandwidth-intensive. I call BS. I don't disagree that some sites hog bandwidth, and a user certainly shouldn't expect to be able to stream a movie in HD on public WiFi. But that's where per-connection bandwidth throttling comes in. Any modern wireless device can do it, and if it can't, then it's a piece of garbage. That's a true level-playing field way of ensuring fair and equal access without even a hint of censorship. Frankly, if there's literally one user on the WiFi, then there's no reason not to let them use the maximum capacity. With modern quality of service if one user is just occasionally hitting a few basic webpages, and the other user is streaming, there still shouldn't be an issue. Sure it gets more complex when you add more users all trying to access different sites, but I don't write that stuff, just implement it!
Even if a public building's WiFi Network is not designated as a public forum (where the government regularly allows people to engage in expressive activity to communicate ideas of public importance)It is probably a "their network their rules" situation. Unless you have very specific legal code ...
Fair - I will concede your technical point on that.It's for the children! And the comment above by the CIO indicates that its "his" network. Problem is, its not - its the citizens property administered by him and his CEO.
I congratulate you on that. Unfortunately, too many public employees really don't understand that its not theirs to do with as they wish or as they are directed by their superior.Fair - I will concede your technical point on that.
And to clarify, I'm not blocking anything at my location.