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New Century Cities Adds New Member

A consortium of cities and counties working together to expand municipal broadband has added its 50th member, Medina County, Ohio, the group said.  

New Century Cities formed in October to present a united front on the issue. Cable operators have pushed back on municipal broadband initiatives, arguing that they are often unfair government-funded overbuilds of existing service.  

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is a big backer of municipal broadband, arguing that the ISP pushback is an attempt to prevent price and service competition. 

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