Netflix supports municipal broadband providers' moves to lift state restrictions

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has grand ambitions to expand its 4K/UHD content library and sees municipal providers that are deploying their own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks as a key enabler. In a filing with the FCC, the online video provider cited its support for the growing movement from cities such as Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., which are asking the FCC to preempt state laws that are preventing them from extending their 1 Gbps municipal broadband networks to unserved and underserved areas surrounding both cities. Read more

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