State Laws Restricting Community Broadband Are Hurting US Communities During The Pandemic [telecom]

from the do-not-pass-go,-do-not-collect-$200 dept

Tue, Feb 16th 2021 6:41am - Karl Bode

We've talked for years about how telecom monopolies like Comcast and AT&T have ghost written laws in more than twenty states, banning or hamstringing towns and cities looking to build their own broadband networks. We've also noted with COVID clearly illustrating how broadband is essential for education, opportunity, employment, and healthcare, such restrictions are looking dumber than ever. Voters should have every right to make local infrastructure decisions for themselves, and if big ISPs and armchair free market policy wonks don't want that to happen, incumbent ISPs should provide faster, cheaper, better service.

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Hmmm. Seems familiar, but it was dated today. Go figure.

Bill Horne Moderator

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