On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance sponsored by Supervisor Mark Farrell that will give San Francisco residents more freedom to choose their broadband provider. Engine helped galvanize support around the issue by circulating a petition signed by more than 200 San Franciscans. The following statement can be attributed to Engine Executive Director Evan Engstrom:
"Today's passage of Supervisor Farrell's ordinance is a win for San Francisco's entrepreneurs and residents. Meaningful broadband access and competition is essential for a thriving startup ecosystem. The status quo, which allows landlords and building owners to cash in on unnecessarily limited broadband options, suppresses competition and limits the freedom of city residents to select the provider of their choice. We welcome the Board of Supervisors' approval of this important ordinance and the increased competition, lower prices, and faster speeds that it will bring to those living in San Francisco."
Broadband choice for the Bay Area, SF Examiner
Bringing Broadband Choice to San Francisco, Engine Blog
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