reply to Linklist
Re: Where are the details?
said by Linklist:how about outright bans? Note: this is in North Carolina
....But what I haven't seen is how exactly they are supposed to be doing that. ...
"This years push for anti-consumer legislation comes courtesy of Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter (D-Mecklenburg County). He reportedly wants a moratorium on all municipal broadband deployments on the alleged basis that these are bad for the private sector and will harm state tax revenue."
I know you're not stupid - don't pretend this is only about letting voters have a say on whether their city/town/county should develop their own broadband. Even if it's not an outright ban, the bills that get passed usually require so many hoops to be jumped thru to get approval that it is nearly impossible to proceed.
Even if a municipality manages to get thru the roadblocks put in their way, they will likely end up getting sued by the incumbent ISPs, making the process even more costly.