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Payoff: Big Telecom Cuts Big Checks to Legislators Who Outlawed N.C. Community Broadband ·
The Republican takeover of the North Carolina legislature in 2010 was great news for some of the state’s largest telecommunications companies, who successfully received almost universal support from those legislators to outlaw community broadband service in North Carolina — the 19th state to throw up impediments to a comfortable corporate broadband duopoly. Dialing Up the …