City officials in Cambridge, Massachusetts are reviewing a feasibility study for a city-owned fiber network in the Boston suburb of 117,000
The feasibility study was conducted by CTC Technology and Energy. The study report shows
the network would require a city investment of at least $150 million (including a 30% contingency), with total capital costs of up to $194 million over a 5 year construction period. CTC looked at three business models with city ownership, including a municipal ISP, a city-owned network with one o more ISP's, and an open access model. CTC said that partnering with a private firm to operate the network could reduce City risk. For more on the Cambridge feasibility study, read this article at Cambridge Day.
Massachusetts is already home to several municipal networks, including CBAN member Shrewsbury.
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