House Committee OKs Bill Allowing Localities to Offer Broadband Services

Sanchez, Humberto
April 2006
Bond Buyer;4/28/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32370, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the approval of the telecommunication legislation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S., that included language to allow municipal governments to provide broadband services, and prohibit states from stopping localities from offering services. Advocates of protecting the ability of localities to offer broadband services reiterated their support for the bill's muni broadband provision.


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