Chattanooga Will Ask FCC to Preempt State Barriers in Tennessee

Date: 11 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Since January, when the DC Circuit Court of Appeals suggested the FCC has the authority to preempt state anti-muni laws, local communities have publicly supported the notion. Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board (EPB) will join those communities when it petitions the … Read More

Kansas Community Benefits from Community Owned Networks

Date: 4 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even though the Kansas cable lobby have temporarily retracted their competition-killing telecom bill, we still want to highlight the benefits of preserving full home rule, local authority by focusing on a number of communities, including Chanute, Ottawa, and Erie. Chanute We … Read More

Kansas Anti-Competition Bill Authored by Cable Lobbyists

Date: 31 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We learned a lot today about the anti-competition bill (SB 304) in Kansas to limit Internet network investments. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin discovered the source of the bill, the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association: That’s a lobby group with members such … Read More

Bill to Limit Internet Investment Introduced in Kansas

Date: 30 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Kansas is the latest legislative battle ground in the fight to preserve local self-reliance. The Kansas Legislature is taking up SB 304 to limit local municipalities’ authority to invest in publicly owned networks. While the language of the bill states … Read More

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