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Broadband Breakfast — FCC to Put Its Legal Weight Behind Preemption of State Laws That Limit Community Gigabit Networks

February 3, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission will put its legal weight behind a petition that would preempt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee  that restrict the ability of community broadband networks to expand operations.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will urge his fellow commissioners — and is expected to obtain support from a majority of them — to vote against restrictions on municipality-supported networks in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, North Carolina…

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