The Comcast-backed law was enacted in 2005, but allows for towns and counties to exempt their district through a local vote.
The agency is expected to make this change in February, which will make America's broadband situation look better than it actually is.
A Hawaiian Politician Is Introducing a Bill That Would Encourage Creation of Locally Owned Broadband Networks
"One option is to reject corporate internet service providers altogether, and control the internet ourselves."
Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet
Fort Collins, Colorado is set to vote on a ballot measure that would open the door for municipal broadband, and Big Telecom is fighting mad.
Comcast and CenturyLink Spent $50K in Seattle to Support a Mayoral Candidate Who Opposes Community-Owned Internet
One candidate is big on municipal broadband, the other thinks it’s not feasible due to the cost. Guess which one Big Telecom supports?
After court defeat, municipal broadband fight shifts to Congress and the states.
A partisan battle is brewing over publicly-owned broadband networks.
A court has killed an FCC challenge to anticompetitive telecom laws all over the country.
Broadband access has hardly been discussed during the presidential race, on either side of the aisle.
The fact that lawmakers will take this telecom-backed paper masquerading as “economic analysis” seriously is demoralizing.