Google and Intel letters about HB1587

Check out these two letters. One from Google’s State Policy Council John Burchett [PDF] and one from Intel’s Director of Communications policy Peter K. Pitch [PDF]. Both are to Speaker of the House Joe Hackney, Gov. Easley, and other Committee Representatives. They both speak against HB1587!

Google strongly opposes HB1587 and Intel writes in support of municipal network creation. Its wonderful to see these companies side with North Carolina municipalities.

It also bolsters my theory that the creation of HB1587 was motivated by the desire of Telecommunications companies to save old business models by buying legislation. New business models of the 21st century depend on open networks. Local municipalities can create open networks that support this model.

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