Monday, December 30, 2013

At Least Three Reasons Why Telcos Lobby Against Municipal Broadband

U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service. (The New York Times, 12/29/2013)

Thanks to municipal fiber optic networks. Some American cities have such superfast broadband that if they were ranked against foreign countries, several, like Bristol, Va., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Lafayette, La., would rank in the top 10.

Related reading
How the Telecom Lobby is Killing Municipal Broadband.  (The Atlantic, 11/4/2013)

Well-funded, too.   This battle has largely pitted well-organized corporations against people who aren’t quite sure what they’re voting on. Such measures have now passed in 19 states.

Related post
Thanks to telco's effective lobbying efforts.  (12/20/2013)

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