By Sean Buckley
North Carolina politicians continue to fight pioneering municipal broadband efforts.
The latest of such efforts is coming from Republican Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake County) and HR. 129, “Act to Protect Jobs and Investment by Regulating Local Government Competition With Private Business.“
Mainly supported by the state’s large incumbent service providers– AT&T (NYSE: T), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI)–the new bill is the fourth effort in recent years to put a ban on community fiber-based network efforts.
Similar efforts, however, by North Carolina’s Senate Finance Committee have not been able to stop municipal broadband service networks from going live in Salisbury, NC.
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