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Another Municipal Broadband Sale

December 7, 2017

Last week, this blog reported that Burlington, Vt. is very close to finalizing the sale of its municipal broadband network. This week, a network in Florida is on the auction block. According to Government Technology, Leesburg, Fla. “has reached agreement with a broadband company to sell its fiber-optic utility for $7.25 million.” Summit Broadband is …

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Is A Government-Owned Gigabit Network A Wise Investment?

August 17, 2016

The first questions that municipal policymakers should ask when deciding whether to spend taxpayer money on a project is: is this service necessary and, if so, must it be provided by the government? Taxpayer funding for public schools and better pay for public school teachers? Absolutely. Spending to fix decaying roads and bridges? Definitely. An …

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