Story from the News&Record called Internet bill worries Greensboro about The City of Greensboro’s take on this bad bill hb1587. Nice to see some reporting on this from the Triad.
Bill opponents are most concerned about the ability to offer Internet access, which is increasingly seen as a necessity for businesses and education. They say the proposed restrictions could hurt municipal efforts to recruit businesses or help bring affordable broadband Internet to lower-income areas.
“Broadband is just that important. It’s just like bringing in electricity or water or gasoline, it’s that much of a need,” said ToNola Brown-Bland, an assistant city attorney for Greensboro.