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A strong endorsement for local internet choice came out of North Carolina yesterday from one of the state’s leading media outlets, a newspaper especially well-known in the hi-tech corridor of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Titled “The FCC Should Topple NC Limits on Public Internet Networks,” the editorial team at the Raleigh-based News & Observer describes a possible FCC decision in favor of Wilson and Chattanooga’s FCC petitions on Thursday as “a ruling that could vastly expand high-speed Internet access here and across the nation” … “help[ing] rural areas gain high-speed access to the Internet, bolster local schools and help local businesses.”

The News & Observer went on to say that communities that want to provide their own broadband service “shouldn’t be stopped by state laws promoted by cable and telephone companies that don’t want that competition.”

Please watch the FCC’s decision yourselves on Thursday, February 26th at 9:30 a.m., via this videostream: as we anticipate this positive move forward for our country.