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Little Shop Of Horrors: $1.9 Billion Proposal For San Francisco Municipal Network

October 31, 2017

Taxpayers in San Francisco should be spooked. According to a consultants’ report released earlier this month, it potentially would cost the city $1.9 billion to build a municipal broadband network that would connect every home and business to the internet. Columbia Telecommunications Corporation, a firm in Maryland that is the driving force behind many municipal …

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Advancing Internet Adoption

March 29, 2017

With near-universal broadband coverage—thanks to more than $1.5 trillion invested by private providers in broadband infrastructure—the Coalition for the New Economy (CNE) has long argued that lawmakers should focus on increasing internet adoption, not on selling internet service directly to consumers via government networks. Indeed, according to the most recent Pew numbers, about 13 percent …

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