Tennessee explains why it should be able to limit city-run ISPs

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In Tennessee, the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga offers Internet and video service to residents, but state law prevented it from expanding outside its electric service area to adjacent towns that have poor Internet service. Tennessee is one of about twenty states that impose some type of restriction on municipal broadband networks, which protects private Internet service providers from competition. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica