[TriLUG] OT: URGENT: H.129 to be heard in Thursday's Finance Committee!
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Tue Mar 15 10:49:20 EDT 2011
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Lance A. Brown <lance at bearcircle.net> wrote:
> Among its requirements:
> * Demands a public accounting for every community broadband network;
It would be nice if commercial providers had to do this too.
> * Prohibits contractual agreements with apartment and condo building
> owners that mandate municipal service for individual residents;
No such requirement for commercial companies, in fact the opposite.
This is a growing trend around the Triangle, with residents being told
they have no choice but to pay for the cable service they don't want
because the apartment complex has signed an exclusive contract. Pity
the bill doesn't make this illegal outright.
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