The Kansas Senate Commerce Committee, chaired by Olathe’s Julia Lynn, has introduced an ALEC bill to ban cities from offering broadband services or partnering with companies to do so. Please watch this video-Chanute, KS vs. Goliath, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiVG9-Kb-U0&feature=youtu.be. USD 413 is one of the beneficiaries of Chanute’s broadband system. Then ask yourselves why Kansas legislators are working to pass legislation that would hurt Kansas communities, taking away local control and benefitting large corporations who have opted not to provide services to rural Kansas under the guise of free markets and limited government. And remember this is the same ALEC behind multiple harmful education bills last session.