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Municipal Broadband

Municipalities across the country are deploying all-fiber broadband networks so their residents and businesses have robust access to essential services, as well as to stimulate economic growth and development. When the market fails to provide the bandwidth that a community needs, a community should be able to respond to its citizens needs and be should be permitted to deploy an all-fiber network.  As such, the Fiber Broadband Association opposes efforts to frustrate deployments by local governments in these instances.  Municipalities also can propel investment in all-fiber facilities by the private sector, including by facilitating access to poles, ducts, conduit, dark fiber, and government buildings.  

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Municipal Broadband
Date File
2016-09-08 Inhibiting Connection: State policy impacting expansion of municipal broadband networks Details
2015-01-19 Comments of FTTH Council in Support of Electric Power Board and City of Wilson (and Reply Comments) Details
2011-11-30 FTTH Council Letter to NC Legislators Opposing Anti-Municipal Networks Bill Details
2011-11-28 Municipal Fiber to the Home Deployments 2009: Next Generation Broadband as a Municipal Utility Details
2011-11-28 Council Comments to FCC on Muncipal FTTH Deployment and the National Broadband Plan Details
2011-11-28 FTTH Council FCC Filing on Municipal Experience with Open Access and Retail FTTH Systems Details

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