CTC Technology & Energy joined a coalition of private sector companies in urging the Kansas legislature to reject an industry-authored bill that would prohibit community broadband projects, including those in partnership with private companies. The bill would preclude almost any local broadband initiative, including those like the partnership between Kansas City and Google.
This kind of anti-competition legislation hurts communities, hurts the state’s economy, and precludes both competition and innovation. Kansas, a state where we have long worked on broadband initiatives, deserves better.
Our thanks to community broadband hero Jim Baller for encouraging us and other companies to speak out through this letter.