How Some States Prevent Cheap Public Broadband

Governments block local ISPs


The digital divide is growing, even as efforts to make broadband more available are being hampered by bureaucracy.


States are blocking efforts to develop local broadband that could help millions of people connect to the internet faster and more cheaply, according to a new report by BroadBandNow, an internet advocacy group. The study finds that 18 states have restrictive legislation in place that makes establishing community broadband difficult.


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