When Internet Access is a Public Utility
October 17, 2019 6:17 AM Subscribe
In some Rust Belt communities, broadband access is provided by the municipal government.
“The private sector is unlikely to solve the significant problems that we see,” Christopher Mitchell, the principal author of the ILSR reports, and the director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative for ILSR, said in an interview. When there is no high speed private option available, particularly in rural areas, then municipal broadband may be the only way to go, he said.
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