Congress Considers Limits on Muni Wireless

Hearn, Ted
February 2006
Multichannel News;2/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p37
The article focuses on the debate in the U.S. Congress on whether to allow local governments to provide high-speed data access in competitive markets already served by cable and phone companies. The influence of municipal broadband service on the effort to overhaul the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is addressed. The telecommunications bill supported by Senators John McCain and Frank Lautenberg is also described.


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