I may be off-base in stating this… but banning local jurisdictions from building their own broadband networks is an absolute slap in the face of the American principles underpinning freedom and liberty. I guess they don’t apply for those seeking to protect business interests. From Motherboard:
A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from building their own broadband networks—even if the local ISP refuses to provide service.