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Keywords: municipally owned electric utilities, municipally owned broadband network


In response to complaints by businesses and residence about the lack of local telecommunication services, three communities in the mid-west consider building municipally owned broadband networks utilizing some of the assets and expertise gained in the operation municipally owned electric utilities. Called a case study and a precautionary lesson for other communities this document was created by the Heartland Institute, a national nonprofit research organization, and provides a critical evaluation of municipally owned broadband networks. Some of the issues examined include;