Host Gavin Dahl asked Chris about SB 152, the 2005 Colorado statute that constricted local authority and has prevented communities in that state from investing in telecommunications infrastructure. As many of our readers know, the Colorado communities of Longmont, Montrose, and Centennial, have held elections to reclaim that authority under that statute’s exepmtion. The two also discussed legislative activities in Kansas and Utah inspired by big cable and telecommunications lobbyists.
The conversation also delved into gigabit networks, network neutrality, the Comcast/Time Warner mergers, legislative influence, the Coalition for Local Internet Choice, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s recent statement about local authority.
In short, this interview packs a tall amount of information into a short amount of time – highly recommended!
You could also read a transcript of the interview here.