Regarding the Aug. 15 editorial “Thom Tillis, cable’s friend”: It is troubling to learn that cable companies I have done battle with every year I have lived in N.C. are now free to continue the fight sometimes for a rate increase of up to $35 per month for continued service.
The City of Wilson has shown ingenuity and concern for the taxpayer in treating access to broadband as a utility, making it cheaper and faster than cable competitors while covering its own cost. What a good deal!
As for Tillis’ comment about the FCC overstepping its authority to deny this North Carolina legislature the ability to set its own laws to protect taxpayers, we’ve had enough of that. The laws they set such as raising sales tax, adding tax to previously untaxed services, social laws such as HB2 – which has cost our state untold amounts of revenue and respect – show no regard for the taxpayer on any level. The “free market” he speaks of is only for the big businesses that can afford to contribute to his campaigns.