North Carolina: Protect Municipal Broadband

An awful bill in North Carolina could destroy efforts by communities to build their own high-speed Internet networks. 

The bill has been passed by the state legislature, and is now sitting on the desk of Governor Bev Perdue, who has until Friday to decide whether to veto or sign it. 

If signed into law, this bill would have repercussions far beyond North Carolina. Phone and cable companies are waiting to see the outcome before they introduce similar measures in statehouses across the country.

We must stop this bill now, or we could face a national campaign to kill community broadband.

Call North Carolina Gov. Perdue now and urge her to veto the Level Playing Field/Local Government Competition Bill (H129).

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