2 Responses to Broadband Bytes for 2015-02-20

  1. Ronald D. Hunt says:

    Big news day, FCC just approved Title II reclassification, And I am hearing that State laws limiting muni broadband have been nullified as well.

  2. charles says:

    Good. The states shouldn’t be telling the cities what to do. We need more competition for Comcast.

    “The Federal Communications Commission has fired the opening shot at state governments that restrict local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.

    In a 3-2 decision, which was split between Democrats favoring the measure and Republicans voting against it, the FCC approved two petitions filed by municipal broadband providers asking the agency to pre-empt, or override, provisions of laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the ability of communities to offer Internet service. The FCC concluded that certain provisions of laws in those states are barriers to broadband investment and competition, and that it has authority to strike down the laws.”


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