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Report: Savannah, Chatham County Do Not Need Municipal Fiber

September 20, 2017

As this blog reported in January, Chatham County and Savannah, Ga. have toyed with the idea of municipal broadband, even signing up Magellan Advisors to conduct a study about the issue.  After officials on the Savannah City Council and the Chatham County Commission discussed the results of Magellan’s study in May, the issue has died …

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Granite Falls, Minn. Considers Costly Broadband System

September 19, 2017

The County Board of Commissioners in Granite Falls, Minn., a town of about 2,900 in Yellow Medicine County, has just released a broadband feasibility report. According to Government Technology, the study, which was conducted by CCG Consulting, found “bringing broadband service to rural areas of the county … will cost $20 million to $22 million …

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What Are Fort Collins Residents Voting On This Fall?

September 14, 2017

Voters in Fort Collins, Colo. will decide this November whether to move forward on consideration of a municipal broadband network. Heartland Institute writer Brandi Wielgopolski advises residents to vote no on the question, even if the election results don’t necessarily mean the city will move forward with a municipal broadband project.  The network would cost …

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FCC Chair Ajit Pai: Private Providers Can Solve The Digital Divide … If Government Gets Out Of The Way

September 12, 2017

Two weeks ago, this blog detailed how private sector Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are helping to bridge the digital divide. In remarks in Texas last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai picked up on this theme, arguing that commercial investment is key to bringing more people online. According to Multichannel, Pai argued that …

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