A new study conducted by Pew Research shows that a large majority of Americans believe that communities should have the right to build municipal broadband networks if their needs are not being met. 70% of survey respondents said municipal broadband should be an option for communities while just 27% said no.
CLICK HERE to read a summary of the study.
The City of Decorah has selected Uptown Services of Boulder, Colorado to conduct a feasibility study for a possible fiber-to-the-home project in the northeast Iowa community.
The study, which has a completion date of July 31, 2017, will give Decorah leaders direction on whether or not a community fiber broadband network in Decorah would be feasible, including a cost estimate and business case. Voters in Decorah approved a municipal telecommunications utility in November 2015 and the city has been taking steps to move toward a feasibility study since the election.
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