March 30, 2017

Multi-Channel News John Eggerton March 29, 2017- A Federal Court overturned the FCC’s attempt to preempt state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that limited municipal broadband buildouts, so some Democratic Senators (and one independent) are trying to do it themselves. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Claire McCaskill …

September 15, 2016

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo Official Website September 13, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) today introduced the Community Broadband Act of 2016, legislation preserving the right of local communities to provide community-owned broadband service to consumers. Introduction of the bill comes after a ruling from the Sixth …

September 6, 2016

Salon September 1, 2016 By Henry Grabar Government-built infrastructure, we’re told, only ends up hampering free market competition. That’s one of the reasons that opponents of public broadband support state pre-emption laws to restrict cities and towns from building their own fiber networks. They say things like, “It’s government entry …

August 11, 2016

Ars Technica August 10, 2016 by JON BRODKIN The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks. The FCC in February 2015 voted to block laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that prevent municipal broadband providers from expanding outside their territories. The FCC, …