Tag: Broadband

FCC Seeking Comments on Local Government Preemption Under Broadband Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently seeking comment on whether it should enact rules to promote broadband infrastructure by preempting state and local laws that inhibit deployment.  As set forth in the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry, Section 253 of the Federal Telecommunications Act (FTA) provides that “[n]o State or

Should New Jersey Municipalities Supply Their Own Internet?

As part of his State of the Union Address, President Obama touched on an important new initiative that could make it easier for New Jersey municipalities to build and run digital communications infrastructures. Under President Obama’s plan, aimed at increasing competition and innovation while safeguarding net neutrality, the federal government