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Governors warn FCC: Back off state laws

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The National Governors Association is warning the Federal Communications Commission not to interfere with state laws preventing cities from building out their own Internet services.

ITIF Files Comments Urging the FCC to Not Encourage Municipal Broadband Overbuilds

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation urged the Federal Communications Commission to not encourage municipal broadband overbuilds.

FCC Has No Standing in State Broadband Laws

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
1

USTelecom opposes the petitions filed by the city of Wilson (NC) and the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (TN) asking the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws restricting public entities from offering broadband service. The FCC should not interfere with state decisions on how best to extend broadband service.

Comcast allegedly trying to block CenturyLink from entering its territory

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

CenturyLink has accused Comcast of trying to prevent competition in cities and towns by making it difficult for the company to obtain reasonable franchise agreements from local authorities.

GVTC to Build 10-Gigabit Boerne School District Fiber Network

Location:
Boerne, TX
United States
Recommendation:
1

Texas-based regional carrier GVTC said it will build and maintain a 10-gigabit capacity fiber network for the Boerne Independent School District in Boerne, Texas near San Antonio.

Frontier CFO: Operating at the Customer’s Speed

Location:
Frontier Communications
3 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
United States
Recommendation:
1

A Q&A with John Jureller, the chief financial officer for Frontier Communications, a broadband and satellite video provider with nearly 14,000 employees and operations in 27 states.

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