House Dem. puts forward bill to protect municipal broadband networks from state laws

Posted by | September 14, 2016 | | No Comments

Originally published in State Scoop on September 14, 2016.

“It’s notable that the bill would apply to local communities that are already served by privately owned networks,’ Fred Campbell, the director of the right-leaning think tank Tech Knowledge, wrote in an email. ‘The bill would establish a broad new federal policy of encouraging government ownership of the 21st century’s most important mass media communications facilities. Such a policy would have serious implications for freedom of expression as well as state sovereignty.’”