Policy Documents

North Carolina Senate Bill 87: Level Playing Field/Local Government Competiton

Representative Tom Apodaca –

An Act to Protect Jobs and Investment by Regulating Local Government Competition with Private Business. The bill would limit municipal broadband plans, reading, in part: "Whereas, to protect jobs and to promote investment, it is necessary to ensure that the State does not indirectly subsidize competition with private industry through actions by cities and to ensure that where there is competition between the private sector and the State, directly or through its subdivisions, it exists under a framework that does not discourage private investment and job creation" and asserts "the communications industry is an industry of economic growth and job creation."