Time Warner Cable raked for North Carolina muni broadband fight

Time Warner Cable's (NYSE: TWC-WI) success at stifling municipal broadband competition in North Carolina is "a sad day for broadband in the U.S." according to TelecomTV One, reporting on the so-called Time Warner Bill moving through the state's legislature.

The bill, at least supported, if not more heavily backed by the cable company was introduced by Republican Rep. Marilyn Avila with a goal to restrict local communities from offering their own broadband services to compete with telcos and cable companies. Even though the bill is opposed by rural district representatives from both parties it passed through the Public Utilities Committee on its way to possibly become law.

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