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    Default How Big Telecom came to fear one Tennessee town

    A Tennessee city with fewer than 200,000 residents has arguably become private cable companies' worst nightmare. How? The city of Chattanooga's public electric utility provides super-fast broadband Internet service to residents at competitive prices. Now, the utility -- the EPB -- is trying to expand its reach beyond city limits. Private sector telecom companies are fighting this effort and appear worried other cities will follow Chattanooga's lead.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gig-ci...140700976.html
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    Tennessee's own Marsha Blackburn (no relation) is doing her best to prevent those mean ol' municipalities from interfering with Comcast's God-given right to fuck its customer base. (cue patriotic music)

    https://beta.congress.gov/amendment/...amendment/1093

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    A bill went all the way to a vote in the Kansas legislature that would have made partnerships like the one between Google and Kansas City illegal. The bill was word-for-word written by a lobbyist for a telecom agency. Luckily enough PR came out in the last minute and it was killed.

    Why would legislators be against local people getting better utility service? Oh yeah, they get money from big telecom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Hillian View Post
    Why would legislators be against local people getting better utility service? Oh yeah, they get money from big telecom.
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