January 23, 2017

Community Networks January 20, 2017 Last week, Virginia State Delegate Kathy Byron introduced a bill that, if passed, will cripple attempts for municipalities to improve local connectivity. HB 2108, the ‚ÄúVirginia Broadband Deployment Act, imposes specific requirements on municipal networks that would greatly limit whether communities could offer Internet access …

March 1, 2015

Even before the Federal Communications Commission released the text of its just-voted decision to pre-empt state laws limiting municipal broadband expansion in Tennessee and North Carolina, a pair of Republican legislators introduced legislation to pre-empt that pre-emption. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have introduced draft legislation …