Commerce Committee Leaders Propose Local Broadband Service Legislation

Sanchez, Humberto
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/3/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32373, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that leaders of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee have uncovered telecommunications legislation which allows local governments to offer broadband services to consumers only if no private companies choose to offer the same or better service at a lower price. According to senator Ted Stevens, the measure that was introduced is a working draft designated to stimulate discussion and is open for comments and suggestion.


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