The following statement is attributed to the Fiber to the Home Council (FTTH Council) and the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) regarding Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's opposition to the "Broadband Deployment Act" under consideration in the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This statement follows a January 19th letter from Atlantic Engineering, Coalition for Local Internet Choice, CTC Energy & Technology, Fiber to the Home Council, Google, Indeed, Internet Association, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Netflix, Next Century Cities, Nokia, OnTrac, Telecommunications Industry Association, Ting Internet, Utilities Technology Council on their opposition to the bill:
"The Fiber to the Home Council and the Coalition for Local Internet Choice believe that local leaders should be empowered to make decisions about their communities’ critical infrastructure, including broadband. The misleadingly-named “Broadband Deployment Act,” under consideration in the Commonwealth of Virginia, would further limit communities’ broadband options and stifle Virginia’s economic future--we applaud Governor Terry McAuliffe’s promise to veto such a measure. We look forward to working with all states and communities to expand access to broadband internet, not limit it."
Heather Burnett Gold (FTTH Council)
Jim Baller (CLIC)