FCC Move to Boost Municipal Broadband Expansion

Federal officials are moving forward to preempt laws in two states that limit the ability of local officials to build broadband networks, a long-expected move that will likely spark a fight with state lawmakers. The FCC is expected to approve two petitions later this month from officials in Wilson, N.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., who have been barred from expanding their local broadband networks.