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  • Looking to protect the duopoly/near-duopoly positions they have in many U.S. broadband markets, U.S. telcos and cable companies are lobbying hard to put an end to publicly-funded broadband networks, arguing (without irony) such networks hurt competition. AT&T (T), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Windstream (WIN), and Comcast (CMCSA) are some of the incumbents to have mounted lobbying efforts, which have led at least 19 states to place restrictions on public broadband investments. [View news story]
    So, will those companies now be reimbursing the federal and state governments for the stimulus funds they accepted to build broadband networks into underserved areas?
    Mar 8 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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