Fri, Aug 3rd 2007 9:54am
Efforts by incumbent telcos to stifle municipalities' attempts to roll out municipal broadband projects may not get the press they did a few years back, but the carriers are still at it, trying to get state legislatures to pass laws banning or hamstringing muni broadband. This week, though, a bill was introduced in the house that would prevent states from passing such laws. It follows similar legislation that was introduced in the Senate, and appears to already have a broad base of support -- but given the power of the telco lobby in Washington, we won't count the eggs before they've hatched.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- This Is Huge: New Project Releases All Current (Non-Confidential) Congressional Research Service Reports
- How One Young Black Man Supporting Trump Massively Skews The LA Times Presidential Poll
- Media, Politics & The Death Of Intellectual Honesty
- Surprise: Intelligence Community Comes Out Against Congressional Plan To Weaken Intelligence Oversight
- Ridiculously Stupid: 4 State Attorneys General File Totally Bogus Lawsuit Against Internet Transition