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Tennessee Waltz: State Legislature + Big Telecom Lobbyists = No Rural Broadband Expansion ·
Entrenched telecom industry lobbyists and a legislature enriched by their campaign contributions chose the interests of AT&T, Comcast, and Charter Communications over the broadband needs of rural Tennessee, killing a municipal broadband expansion bill already scaled down to little more than a demonstration project. The Tennessee House Business and Utilities Subcommittee voted 5-3 Tuesday to …