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More cities call for control of their broadband destiny, as FCC looks at states’ power to overrule them

October 21, 2014

GIGAOM

October 20, 2014

by Jeff John Roberts

Is fast internet as important to a city as roads and waterways? Mayors from 32 cities made that case on Monday, saying gigabit-level internet speeds will be key to the future of their economy, and to improving education and health care.

The mayors, representing towns as diverse as Palo Alto, CA and Lexington, KY, announced a new coalition called Next Century Cities that aspires to remove political and economical obstacles standing in the way of faster broadband.

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