House Republicans propose nationwide ban on municipal broadband networks

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Because Republicans believe in states rights and local control....
Looks more like they sell their lawmaking services to the highest bidder.

House Republicans have unveiled their plan for "boosting" broadband connectivity and competition, and one of the key planks is prohibiting states and cities from building their own networks. The proposal to ban new public networks was included in the "Boosting Broadband Connectivity Agenda" announced Tuesday by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), the top Republicans on the House Commerce Committee and Subcommittee for Communications and Technology, respectively.

 

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Because Republicans believe in states rights and local control....
Looks more like they sell their lawmaking services to the highest bidder.

House Republicans have unveiled their plan for "boosting" broadband connectivity and competition, and one of the key planks is prohibiting states and cities from building their own networks. The proposal to ban new public networks was included in the "Boosting Broadband Connectivity Agenda" announced Tuesday by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), the top Republicans on the House Commerce Committee and Subcommittee for Communications and Technology, respectively.

Screwing over the rural areas that vote for them 80/20. Horrible idea. But I'm guessing they got some sweet campaign donations from big tech.
 
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