Stop The Cap has informed us that “North Carolina’s incumbent cable and phone companies are once again trying to ram through an anti-municipal broadband bill, and their timing is designed to rush it through committee before a groundswell of consumer opposition has a chance to build. Time is short — the bill will be taken up April 21st in the Revenue Laws Study Committee, so your immediate action is imperative!” Who is behind this bill? State Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter (D-Mecklenburg County). He clams these deployments are bad for the private sector and harm state tax revenue.
Read more here (where you can also find out which astroturf groups are involved).