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Magellan Advisors Tries To Sell Stark County On A Project It Doesn’t Need

November 7, 2016

According to Watchdog.Org, officials in Ohio’s Stark County are considering whether to spend tax revenues on a municipal broadband network “even though several providers in the area already offer broadband-capable speeds.” Magellan Advisors recently presented a plan to county officials for a 130-mile middle mile network that would cost an estimated $22.5 million. While that …

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TPA’s Williams: Stark County Taxpayers Must Understand Muni Broadband Risks

October 28, 2016

The Stark County, Ohio Broadband Task Team recently released a study assessing the feasibility of a municipal broadband network in Canton. The editorial board at the county’s biggest newspaper, the Canton Repository, supported the study and reacted somewhat favorably to the idea of a government Internet Service Provider (ISP) even though it acknowledged policymakers must …

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