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What Does Rock Falls Stand To Lose If It Enters The Broadband Market?

February 23, 2017

Officials in Rock Falls, Ill. currently are considering whether to issue $13 million in bonds to design, build and operate a citywide fiber optic network. Town council leaders cast their first vote on the matter earlier this month and the proposal continues to move ahead full steam. Not everyone is pleased, however. According to SaukValley.com, …

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Decatur, Ill. Facing Multiple Fees Increases, But Will Spend Thousands On Government Broadband Anyway

November 11, 2016

According to the Decatur Herald & Review, city officials there have approved the second phase of a plan to invest in a government-owned fiber network. Arguing that the network would lower broadband costs for government agencies and local nonprofits, members of the city council did pledge, at least, that the government would not get into …

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For Cherry Valley, Ill. The Cost Selling Internet Directly To Consumers Is Too High

August 1, 2016

Last week, this blog highlighted a survey the by Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) that found high-speed internet ranked dead last in terms of priorities that voters want government policymakers to address. Low pay for teachers, firefighters, police and other public employees; public education; traffic congestion; and a whole host of other issues all ranked much …

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