South Carolina passes bill against municipal broadband


By Cyrus Farivar – South Carolina has become the latest state in the union to pass a state-level bill that effectively makes it difficult, if not impossible, for municipalities to create their own publicly owned Internet service provider that could compete with private corporations. The bill passed the South Carolina General Assembly and Senate on Wednesday (June 27) and awaits the signature of the state’s governor.

“It’s not an absolute ban, but it makes it pretty tough,” Matt Wood, policy director at Free Press, a digital advocacy group, told Ars on Thursday. more> http://tinyurl.com/7a5zq5n

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