By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-9-21

A bill has been introduced in Congress by a trio of Democrats that would remove “roadblocks” to municipal broadband buildouts by preempting state laws limiting or preventing those buildouts.

The Community Broadband Act would “ensure their residents have broadband access by removing roadblocks for public-private partnerships and locally owned broadband systems,” say its co-sponsors, Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

It “nullifies state laws that inhibit local governments from building their own broadband, preserving the local right to self-determination in connecting communities.”  » Read More