There are 20 are about states with restrictions on muni- and public utility-owned broadband. More states may try to join them in 2015. But communities across America are gearing up to push back. Learn how the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) is supporting them and how you can help.
Local Internet choice directly impacts economic development and job creation, innovation, investment, and competition. Jim Baller, President of CLIC, and Joanne Hovis, CEO of CLIC, discuss why local communities, through their elected officials, must have the right and opportunity to play a critical role in choosing the best broadband infrastructure for their businesses, institutions, and residents.
Listeners gather insights to working with willing incumbents, developing public-private partnerships, establishing their own networks when necessary, or creating other inventive approaches that work for their communities. Both guests share their many years of experience in helping communities obtain the many benefits of advanced communications capabilities. Baller and Hovis formed CLIC to give voice to the wide range of public and private interests that support local choice and to provide communities practical advice and the tools necessary to prevent new state barriers from being enacted and to remove existing barriers.