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Democracy & Technology Blog Hoosier hysteria

The Indiana General Assembly tonight approved the nation’s most far-reaching, far-sighted telecom legislation, substantially deregulating the industry and radically simplifying the local video franchising process. Growing up here and living here now, I have a special interest in this effort and hope to see crews stringing optical fiber near my house soon. Gov. Mitch Daniels soon will sign THE BEST telecom law in America. Will other states follow?
-Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.