North Carolina in particular recently enacted some of the toughest telecom anti-competitive laws in the nation.. so even with a competitor trying to make inroads in the Carolinas.. you can imagine all the regulatory hurdles and everything else thrown at them to stop, and impede progress towards real competition.
Democrat Governor Bev Perdue let that bill sit on her desk and become law instead of vetoing it. Former Republican Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory just won the election and there is a Republican majority in the legislature. Don't expect much change but there is always hope right?
North Carolina in particular recently enacted some of the toughest telecom anti-competitive laws in the nation
Leaving NC was made easier for me by the blankets of pro-business legislation and government whoring to desires of the chamber of commerce and incumbents-of-any-brand. Really annoyed me. I like alot of things about the state but that wasn't one of them. Often surprised me the distance legislators and courts would walk to kiss business ass even when proposals were clearly detrimental to quality of life and good alternatives were on the table. Extreme short sighted profit taking mentality seems to pervade the culture.