North Carolina media outlets and liberal groups have been lying about NC House Bill 129, claiming it would prohibit publicly owned broadband services. That's simply not true. (The full text of the bill is available at ncleg.net/ga...). The bill is a measure to preserve the free market, and prohibits government entities from unfairly subsidizing their product (which would ultimately eliminate corporate competitors and result in a de facto government monopoly). Does our current system have flaws? Yes, but government-run internet is not the solution. As a side note, I find it interesting that the same forces clamoring for laws to prevent ISP's from knowing what traffics their networks are willing to push consumers into a government ISP with direct access to usage information.