Analysis: Bills In VA. And MO. Would Double Down On Banning Municipal Broadband

Date: 23 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Daily Yonder – January 23, 2017

Legislation proposed in Virginia and Missouri would tighten the noose that restricts local governments from creating broadband options. In Virginia, the bill comes from a state delegate with strong ties to the telecommunications industry and with ALEC, the national advocacy group that wrote similar laws for other states.

A Virginia state delegate who has received contributions from six telecommunications corporations has introduced a bill to place further restrictions on municipal broadband.… Read More