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This analysis looks at the 18 states that, as of December 2021, have restrictions against municipal broadband networks, and the five that make such networks difficult to establish. The author also examines legislation in five states intended to ease restrictions to municipal broadband.
This article from January 2019 describes how several states have changed their laws to now allow electric co-ops to offer broadband. The new legislation occurred in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Oklahoma.
This resource describes the development of a new co-op entity, Coastal Fiber Inc., which intends to deliver fiber-to-the-home broadband services in three counties in Southeast Georgia. The piece discusses the role of state legislation in empowering cooperatives to deliver broadband services.
This podcast episode explores the topic of competition in the context of telecommunications regulation. Specifically, state regulations and federal preemption of state actions are discussed.
An article that lays out the net neutrality debate to inform readers about its history and future. The piece examines both federal and state regulations over time, as well as the non-governmental proponents and opponents of net neutrality.
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