• 6th Circuit gives N.C. a victory in municipal broadband dispute

    The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the states of North Carolina and Tennessee a victory on Wednesday when it struck down a Federal Communications Commission rule that pre-empted the states’ regulation of municipal broadband service within their borders. The three-judge panel said that the FCC overstepped its authority.

  • Expert: Federal Appeals Court May Uphold N.C. Broadband Law

    A high-tech analyst suggests that a Federal Communications Commission rule pre-empting state laws limiting municipal broadband — including North Carolina’s — could be in trouble. Berin Szoka, president of Tech Freedom, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan technology think tank, said that while it’s difficult to predict the outcome of a lawsuit…

  • FCC Should Let Markets Work

    Past experience and common sense argue against governments leaping into areas best left for competitive markets and private enterprises to sort out.