Thursday, August 28, 2014

Find: How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

It's against nc law for public government to provide internet service — even if no private service is available. 

The FCC is considering changing this. 


How big telecom smothers city-run broadband
// Ars Technica

This story was written and published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, DC, and is exclusively republished here.

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet service to areas beyond the city limits.

After all, many of her rural constituents had slow service or did not have access to commercial providers, like AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications Inc.

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