Fast, affordable Internet access for all.
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Around the United States, hundreds of communities have made substantial investments into telecommunications networks. These investments range from the nation's largest FTTH network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the hundreds of local governments that built networks to connect schools and community anchors. This is the first map to comprehensively map the broadband networks that are structurally designed to meet community needs first.
Even as the Internet is changing every aspect of our lives and communities, most Americans are intimidated by confusing jargon and mis
Two hours northwest of the nation’s capital lies rural Allegany County, in western Maryland on the border with Pennsylvania. In the mid-1990s, before cable internet was even widely available, the county launched a successful wireless carrier network that would expand into an envied public model. In 1996, the State of Maryland offered financial assistance to wire public schools.
Locally-controlled, publicly-owned broadband networks are popping up all across the United States.
They tend to offer the fastest speeds and the most affordable options, compared to what the national incumbent providers are selling. While that's a major reason why over 600 communities have created local Internet choice by building their own networks, what really galvanizes local voters along this path is the myriad of other socio-economic benefits that flow from community-wide access to high-speed Internet connectivity.