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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Blue Screen of Death

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The state Senate passed bill S 1209 which places a 14-month moratorium on cities and towns who wish to build their own high-speed broadband networks. The bill hurts many rural communities that the telecommunications companies have not served with high-speed internet. Lobbyists for the telecommunications companies worked hard to support the bill and the companies have contributed to bill sponsor Sen. David Hoyle D-Gaston’s campaign efforts. The bill will now head to the house where it is expected to pass.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 23, June 2010, p11-13