Cable companies being blamed for downfall of municipal fiber proposals

Are big cable companies using their power (and money) to stop municipal fiber proposals from becoming reality? Several broadband advocates are claiming that cable lobbyists have created legal barriers in an attempt to stifle competition from public utilities trying to build muni-fiber networks. These proponents claim cable lobbyists have filed lawsuits blocking fiber networks and have opposed public referendums to allow cities to build their own networks. Article