Private Sector Rep Says Cities Should Keep Right to Build

Municipal broadband is not a private vs. public argument. It’s about the rights of communities to build better networks in underserved areas. Here’s more proof. Atlantic Engineering has built 17 municipal broadband networks in several states. The company has written Governor Perdue to ask that she resist HB 1252 and SB 1004. Here’s an excerpt. (Note: because the bills are identical, the company refers to both as one bill.)

This bill would prevent municipalities from delivering the promise of next generation broadband to the residents of North Carolina. Through burdensome financial regulations and a restrictive competitive policy, this bill would keep North Carolinians lagging behind in the benefits of next generation broadband, and the basic infrastructure needed to deploy it.

You can read the entire letter to Governor Purdue here.

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