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Will Seattle Put Other Services At Risk To Build A Government Owned Network?

June 12, 2015

Seattle is at a crossroads. As the Coalition for the New Economy reported previously, a government-commissioned study there revealed building a city-owned broadband network would cost up to $665 million. The report also outlined how difficult it would be for the network to make ends meet, much less make a profit. In the wake of …

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Seattle Officials Argue Municipal Network Would Put “Basic” City Functions At Risk

June 10, 2015

According to a study performed by Columbia Telecommunications Corp., an outside consultant, a proposed government-owned broadband network is Seattle would cost between $480 million and $665 million to build. The report, which cost city taxpayers $180,000 to complete, was released yesterday. The multi-million estimate is too costly for some Seattle officials, who also argue the …

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