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Despite Robust Competition, City ISP Thinks It Can Take 42 Percent Of Market

September 8, 2017

According to Michigan Capitol Confidential, Holland, Mich. is getting into the broadband business despite warnings from “experts in both academia and the private sector” who say a city system “could mean trouble” for taxpayers. The Holland Board of Public Works will operate the government-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP), which will launch in “a small portion” …

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With Millions In Pension Debt, Traverse City Considering $16 Million Fiber Network

June 29, 2017

Last week, Michigan Capitol Confidential reported “Traverse City may become the second city in Michigan to own a municipal fiber optic network that sells Internet service to residents.” Traverse City, the Capitol Confidential says, will take this plunge “despite most municipal broadband projects losing big money for taxpayers.” According to the Mackinac Center’s Director of …

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