City council members and city staff in Belmond, Iowa are sifting through the final report from their recent Community Broadband Engagement and Education Project. The study, conducted by SmartSource Consulting (the author of this blog) found strong support for the concept of a community-owned fiber network in the Wright County town of 2,376. Next steps in the broadband evaluation include a referendum followed by a detailed feasibility study with a preliminary design, cost estimate, and business case.
CLICK HERE to read a story about the report in the Belmond Independent.
The final report for Belmond is available at www.ourbroadbandfuture.com/belmond.html.
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