FCC Gets it Right on Community Broadband

On an historic day at the Federal Communications Commission, the agency preempted laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the ability of communities to provide broadband service to their residents. The action came in response to petitions filed last year by community broadband providers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., arguing that the state laws conflicted with the FCC’s mandate to promote broadband deployment throughout the United States.

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