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Nothing quite infuriates the right like the occasions when govermnent works properly. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' chief information officer opened the city's wireless network to the general public, creating an economic lifeline. Now that rebuilding is starting, Google and other companies are offering to expand the network. The telecommunications companies are fighting hard to block the move, even going so far as to push to make it illegal to make such networks available in emergencies.