Category Archives: FCA Letters and Op-Eds

FCA urges FCC to work in collaboration with states, not preempt their authority

The Fair Competition Alliance today filed public comments with the Federal Communications Commission in response to petitions from Chattanooga Electric Power Board and the city of Wilson, NC asking the FCC to intervene to preempt state government authority over municipal broadband … Continue reading

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Tri-City debates public broadband

The Tri-City Herald weighed in August 3 with its take on government-owned broadband saying high-speed internet access is essential for rural residents (Editorials: Tri-CityHerald) and constructing a straw-man of urban-dwellers who take their broadband speeds for granted. And, public utility district (PUD) commissioners … Continue reading

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Electric ratepayers will pay for Chelan PUD’s decision to write-off fiber debt

This opinion-editorial from Fair Competition Alliance was published in the Wenatchee World on April 28, 2012 Ratepayers will carry the load, (Wenatchee World) Chelan County PUD commissioners voted April 16 to approve a $99 million write-off of internal loans, essentially … Continue reading

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