For those citizens of North Carolina who live outside the radius served by the Independent Weekly, they recently published an excellent article about House Bill 129. The innocently titled "level the playing field" bill is a Civitas/AFP-backed agenda item to prevent local governments from establishing their own municipal broadband service and thereby compete with the big telecom companies. The same companies who currently enjoy big tax breaks to bring us overpriced broadband services that still ranks among the slowest in the developed world. This is a perfect example of the bought and paid-for majority in the General Assembly steamrolling through as many things on the Art Pope agenda as possible, no matter the consequences for the rest of North Carolina.
If your outrage spurs you to action, I encourage you to go here.
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