100% Fictiopnal News: “Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU”

100% Fictiopnal News: “Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU”

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The largest planned residential development in Oregon history is now under construction in Hillsboro, and the city has an enticement for people to move there: Wi-Fi.

The city is building its own Wi-Fi network separate from the cable giants.

Source: Hillsboro is building its own Wi-Fi network | KATU

Update: See the original screen shots of the KATU fictional news story, below. They have since rewritten their original fiction story (same URL as before) to correctly report on the fiber network. They have not, however, noted the correction on their web site that the entire prior report was false. However, the story continues to have the original fake news headline as its URL: http://katu.com/news/local/hillsboro-is-building-its-own-wi-fi-network

I have learned that much news is written by reporters that do not understand what they are reporting, take quotes out of context, report largely as variations on celebrity gossip (who said what to whom), cover most topics as if they were horse races (think political campaigns), and frequently report on items that are 100% unimportant. Think of people getting crappy service in a small restaurant in another state – and soon it is national news. Their primary purpose is to sell eyeballs to advertisers and selecting topics, no matter how unimportant is fine, especially if it gets the viewer emotionally riled up.

Hillsboro is planning to build its own residential fiber network offering speeds up to 1 Gbps. This has nothing to do with Wi-Fi. KATU has created a 100% fake news story. Their reporting never once mentions that it is a fiber network and repeatedly calls it a Wi-Fi network.

Here is the official City of Hillsboro press release – its fiber, not Wi-Fi.

They mention Wi-Fi once, noting that the new fiber network might create a future opportunity to expand Wi-Fi connectivity. But they are building a fiber network, not a Wi-Fi network.

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