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Bill in Georgia would prohibit local governments f

McGruber (1417641) writes | more than 2 years ago

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McGruber (1417641) writes "The Associated Press (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a181871b044b4b16baf1a83f8da35951/GA-XGR--Public-Broadband/) has the news that Georgia State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers is sponsoring a bill that "would prevent public broadband providers from paying for communication networks with tax or government revenue".

Senator Rogers claims that "The private sector is handling this exceptionally well". Local government officials disagree.

Georgia Municipal Association spokeswoman Amy Henderson says "When cities were getting involved in broadband, it was because private industry would not come there. Without that technology, they were economically disadvantaged. We feel like it is an option cities should have."
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McGruber (1417641) | more than 2 years ago | (#38803829)

Title should read: "Bill in Georgia would prohibit local governments from providing internet services."

Full text of the bill and other info. (1)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | more than 2 years ago | (#38803891)

For the editors the full text can be found here: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20112012/SB/313 [ga.gov]

The bill is only 8 pages long and is sponsored by the following Senators to the Georgia State Senate:
Rogers, Chip
Shafer, David
Unterman, Renee
Stoner, Doug

The bill is currently in the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee [ga.gov] so if your state senator is on that committee I suggest contacting them with your thoughts.
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