Tuesday, July 24, 2007

HB 1587: sent to study committee

It was gratifying to be in the audience today, with Catherine Rice and other advocates of municipal broadband, for the House Finance Committee's vote to recommend that HB 1587 be given more study. Though not a defeat of the proposed bill, which would make it prohibitively difficult for municipalities to enter the broadband business, to get it channeled into a study committee was a victory of no small kind. Rep. Paul Lubke noted that it was a "tremendous grassroots effort" that "brought this bill to a halt."

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