FCC to Vote on Municipal Broadband Projects

Telecom regulators will vote on petitions in February from two cities that want more flexibility to build and operate their own Internet service, a FCC official confirmed. The petitions from Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. request federal help in preempting state laws that make it difficult for city governments to set up government-run competitors to large Internet providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.