Superior, Wisconsin is the latest American city to take control of their broadband future after the City Council voted 7-3 to establish a municipal broadband utility.
Like many medium sized cities, Superior is stuck with inferior service from large providers. Under the plan adopted by the City Council, the city will build a fiber-to-the-premise network and invite ISP's to lease capacity on the network to provide service. It's similar to the open access model that has been deployed in several other US communities. The city has hired CBAN associate member Magellan Advisors/Entrust to do a detailed design of the first phase of the project.
CLICK HERE for more details on the project at GovTech.com.
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