A Government ISP is not Market Competition

President Obama is set to make a push today for the FCC to override state and local laws prohibiting municipalities from getting into the business of providing Internet access. The push is part of a larger package of initiatives the President is unveiling leading up to his January 20th State of the Union address. Incumbent telecoms like AT&T and Time Warner Cable have lobbied extensively around the country to ensure they don’t have to compete directly with such municipal projects.
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