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Cook Report: Broadband Mapping, Connectivity, the Five Freedoms, and Prosperity
A Study of the Economic and Community Benefits of Cedar Falls, Iowa's Municipal Telecommunications Network
Broadband Policy: Beyond Privatization, Competition, an Independent Regulation
The Case for Public Fiber-to-the-User Systems
Future of Broadband in Saint Paul
Bureaucrats as Entrepreneurs: Do Municipal Telecommunications Providers Hinder Private Entrepreneurs?
Open Access Fiber Networks
Broadband and Economic Development: A Municipal Case Study from Florida
Empirical Study: Does Municipal Supply of Communications Crowd-Out Private Communications Investment?
Paying the Bills, Measuring the Savings
Full Title: Paying the Bills, Measuring the Savings: Assessing the Financial Viability and Community Benefits of Municipally Owned Cable Television Enterprises. This paper provides evidence that municipally owned and operated cable television enterprises are financially viable and provide large rate savings to their communities. The findings contradict allegations in Costs, Benefits, and Long-Term Sustainability of Municipal Cable Television Overbuilds, a 1998 paper authored by Ronald J. Rizzuto and Michael O. Wirth, that such enterprises are likely to be poor investments for cities.
Bringing Fiber to the User: Market Opportunity and Case Studies
Municipal Fiber to the Home Deployments: Next Generation Broadband as a Municipal Utility
Deployments by municipalities were among the first FTTH systems operating in the United States. Though, in aggregate, they do not approach the number of FTTH subscribers of a Verizon – which currently accounts for two-thirds of all FTTH deployments in the U.S. – municipal systems do have a significant percentage of all non-Verizon subscribers. Further, they represent an important aspect of national FTTH deployment, namely, the option and opportunity for local elected officials and civic leaders to upgrade local connectivity - when private enterprise will not take on the job.