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FCC Overrides State Laws Blocking City-Owned Broadband Service

February 26, 2015 5:25 PM
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FCC Overrides State Laws Blocking City-Owned Broadband Service

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers.

At the center of this debate are communities like Wilson, North Carolina. The city, about 50 miles east of Raleigh, built its own broadband network before the state legislature prohibited cities from competing with private broadband providers.

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