Wired News has a piece on municipalities getting into the broadband fiber optics business, focusing most heavily on the project in Truckee, Calif. It talks about some of the hurdles these projects are running into, as a result of opposition from local telecommunications companies and a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Early this year, the Court ruled that states can block local utility districts from getting into the telecom business. A few states already do this, and the big Bell and cable companies are lobbying others to go down this path. Wired notes that the legislature in Pennsylvania is considering a … Read more