Phones are ringing in Wilson. There’s a new poll about HB 1252 that is apparently designed with leading questions about municipal broadband. It includes questions that, as a friend put it, can’t possibly be answered correctly without siding with certain cable and or telco providers.
I’m guessing a couple of the industry execs will use it this week to convince lawmakers that Wilson citizens don’t need their system.
The same poll, or a similar one, has also popped up in Salibury. This weekend, several people there reported getting phone polls that led them to the same conclusion about their new network. Salisbury is network now that is similar to Wilson’s.
One poll. Two cities. One intended result.
The bill is expected to come up this Wednesday in the Public Utilities Committee.
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