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Statement from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding today’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Decision (Tennessee, et al. v. FCC, et al.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 3:20pm

“We are pleased with the 6th Circuit decision reversing the FCC’s Order. As we have stated from the outset, this case was not about access to broadband. Instead, it was about preventing the federal government from exercising power over the state of Tennessee that it does not have. Current state law allows a municipal Power Board to provide internet service only within its electric service area. Today’s decision preserves Tennessee’s right to determine the authority and market area of a political subdivision organized under Tennessee law.”