A North Carolina town wants to install broadband fiber and provide Internet access that’s ten times faster than cable, but a state senator is trying to end it:
In the last legislative session Sen. Hoyle tried to put a moratorium on any more local governments expanding into municipal broadband.
When the I-Team asked him if the cable industry drew up the bill, Senator Hoyle responded, “Yes, along with my help.”
When asked about criticism that he was “carrying water” for the cable companies, Hoyle replied, “I’ve carried more water than Gunga Din for the business community – the people who pay the taxes.”
Of course, no stupidity like this is complete without the obligatory bow to the free market of Internet services:
“It’s not fair for any government unit to compete with private enterprise,” he says.