cooperProps to Attorney General Roy Cooper, who filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s February ruling overturning a state law limiting municipal subsidies to city-owned broadband services.

Cooper cited federal overreach in the filing.

In that Order, the FCC preempts North Carolina ‘s statutory law and provisions …. governing municipal provisioning and operation of broadband communications services. Despite recognition that the Sate of North Carolina creates and retains control over municipal governments, the FCC unlawfully inserted itself between the State and the State’s political subdivisions.

Read more about the controversy, circling around Wilson’s Greenlight service, here and here and here.