Vote Expected Today on Blackburn Amendment Targeting Munis; Call D.C. Now!

Date: 16 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last night, GOP Representative Marsha Blackburn, introduced an amendment intended to destroy local authority for telecommunications investment by severely limiting FCC funding. The amendment, introduced during debate on H.R. 5016, targets 20 states, many with state-erected barriers already in place … Read More

National Coalition Opposes Anti-Muni D.C. Legislation; Time to Call Your Rep!

Date: 15 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties (NACo), and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) joined together this morning to send a letter to Congress expressing their opposition to anti-muni legislation being discussed in the … Read More

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

Another Colorado Community May Reclaim Local Telecommunications Authority

Date: 30 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Boulder’s City Council is considering November ballot question to restore local authority for municipal telecommunications services. The measure, if passed, will create an exemption to the 2005 Colorado law allowing Boulder to better use its existing fiber optic infrastructure. Apparently, … Read More

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