Quote:I don't see an emoticon so I'm guessing you're not kidding. The law was heavily pushed/lobbied by Time Warner as they didn't want any competition in an area they were already servicing. Community broadband initiatives have routinely been a much cheaper and better maintained alternative to for-profit corps like TW. The reason the law failed was because of TW, with their excuse/reasoning being that governmental projects recieved favored status with regards to right-of-way, labor costs, a whole list of garbage, anything to get the voters to question having govt involved in their broadband service. It's a prime example of how corporations have bought and paid for the govt in a state to get what they want.
Wherever you see a community that is trying to initiate a community broadband solution to the offering from the incumbent corporation and it gets shot down you'll find truck loads of corp money behind it. Put simply, they are paying to keep competition away.