Kansas Senate Committee Postpones Broadband Bill

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A Kansas Senate Committee has indefinitely postponed its hearing on a bill barring cities and counties from building broadband networks for internet service.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman, Julia Lynn, (R) Olathe, said telecommunications industry officials agreed to take more time to get input about the proposal.

The bill would restrict cities and counties to building broadband networks only for underserved areas.

Critics say the definition is so narrow that no place would qualify, leaving consumers with slow service.