The House Committee on Science and Technology opened the floor for citizen comments today. They heard from several people against HB 1252 including several NC Cities and Towns, the NC League of Municipalities, The Southeastern Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and several other citizens who share an interest in better broadband services in our state.
An executive of Time Warner, who was also representing a consortium of cable companies, was the only speaker supporting the bill. Representatives of AT&T and Embarq also attended. This is another David and Goliath battle; just like in 2007. Let’s hope for a similar outcome.
Several news outlets are covering the hearing. I’ll try to post links to their coverage tomorrow.
Thanks to all those who came out. There was a good crowd, and we’d love to see you again next week. Same time:11am, Room 425, Legislative Office Bldg.
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