ILSR report on muni broadband

 A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) explores  broadband options available to communities.  It concludes that municipal investment in fiber is a must.

The ILSR Report contends that DSL and cable networks fail to offer the speeds and capacity necessary for the digital future.

“As broadband has gone from convenience to necessity, communities can no longer rely on private providers to satisfy their broadband needs,” explains Christopher Mitchell, author of the study and Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative for ILSR. “As we transition from copper-based networks to fiber optic networks, each community has an opportunity to build the network they need for their stakeholders.”

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