North Carolina lawmaker launches another community broadband ban bill

North Carolina politicians continue to fight pioneering municipal broadband efforts.

The latest of such efforts is coming from Republican Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake County) and HR. 129, "Act to Protect Jobs and Investment by Regulating Local Government Competition With Private Business" "Act to Protect Jobs and Investment by Regulating Local Government Competition With Private Business."

Mainly supported by the state's large incumbent service providers-- AT&T (NYSE: T), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI)--the new bill is the fourth effort in recent years to put a ban on community fiber-based network efforts.

Similar efforts, however, by North Carolina's Senate Finance Committee have not been able to stop municipal broadband service networks from going live in Salisbury, NC.

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