The City of Decorah, whose residents approved a municipal telecom utility by a 93% to 7% margin in November 2015, is taking the next steps toward a community fiber broadband network.
On January 4th, Decorah issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study for a fiber-to-the-home project. CLICK HERE to read the RFP on the City of Decorah website.
Decorah's move is part of an uptick of interest among Iowa communities in municipal fiber networks. Vinton is just beginning work on a feasibility study of its own (following their 88% yes vote in November 2015). Other communities that are exploring municipal broadband are New Hampton, Maquoketa, and Charles City.
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