Lawmaker says he was misled in battle against private Internet providers

Lawmaker says he was misled in battle against private Internet providers
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the utility had to stay put because a 1999 state law forbids public utilities from offering service beyond their municipal boundaries.

By Chris Butler | For Tennessee Watchdog

A Tennessee legislator who previously backed giving government-owned and taxpayer-backed Internet networks the right to grow larger has abruptly changed his mind.

State Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, said he was told two years ago that private Internet service providers wouldn’t offer service to an industrial park outside city limits that manufactures tires and zinc.

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