Municipal Broadband Provision 'Looks Safe'

Ferris, Craig T.
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/29/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32413, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the municipal broadband provision in the telecommunications bill of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. It has been reported that the committee made no changes to the provision because the committee chairman and other leaders of the panel had agreed to include the provision in the bill and had pledged to oppose any amendments to it. Municipal governments and public power agencies have sought the provision to pre-empt states from prohibiting localities from offering advanced broadband and other services.


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