Aug 06 2014

Cities Cry Foul Over "Restrictive" Broadband Laws

Should cities be allowed to offer high-speed Internet that’s 50 times faster than what the Federal Communications Commission considers to be the national average? That's the case in Chattanooga, Tenn., but some argue that this level of service puts cities in competition with incumbent Internet providers.

Wilson, N.C., and Chattanooga are among the cities petitioning the FCC “to overrule what city officials call restrictive state laws” against broader high-speed Internet expansion, according to USA Today.