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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet 200

Jason Koebler writes Two cities—Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina—have officially asked the federal government to help them bypass state laws banning them from expanding their community owned, gigabit fiber internet connections. In states throughout the country, major cable and telecom companies have battled attempts to create community broadband networks, which they claim put them at a competitive disadvantage. The FCC will decide if its able to circumvent state laws that have been put in place restricting the practice.
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

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  • Re:Bullshit (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 25, 2014 @08:26AM (#47530039)

    Yes. When I think government service, I think good customer service. Then we would have the choice between an ISP that charges for carry on and another that is modeled after the DMV.

  • Re:Bullshit (Score:3, Funny)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Friday July 25, 2014 @09:03AM (#47530269) Journal
    How can you be so crass as to bring filthy, filthy, empiricism to a discussion about government?

    Only people who lack faith in the a priori truths of Objectivism would be so base as to drag some nonsense about "what is actually happening" into the discussion. It's simply a fact that absolutely anything a government does is just a cover for expropriating the wealth creators and building a cadre of elitist bureaucrats to centrally mismanage things.
  • by WheezyJoe ( 1168567 ) <fegg AT excite DOT com> on Friday July 25, 2014 @01:14PM (#47532631)

    Plus good luck getting elected if you are honest about being an atheist. It's basically considered political suicide in most of the country.

    Pffft. Who's requiring you to be honest? It's politics. Fuck being honest about that shit. It ain't nobody's business.
    (besides, if religious nuts would just keep it as their business, instead of always making it everyone else's business, religion wouldn't be such a fucking problem)

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