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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 4, 2015

Broward County Saves with Fiber Network in Florida

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/broward-county-saves-fiber-network-florida

In 2014, Broward County completed its transition from an expensive leased data, video, and voice communications system to its own fiber network. The southern Florida county is now saving $780,000 per year with plenty of room to grow. With the transition to an IP-based telephony system, the County also saves and additional $28,000 per year…. Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jul 17, 2012

Community Broadband Bits 4 – Kevin Kryzda, CIO of Martin County, Florida

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/community-broadband-bits-4-kevin-kryzda-cio-martin-county-florida

The fourth episode of Community Broadband Bits features Kevin Kryzda from Martin County, Florida. We discuss their county-owned network that is saving millions of dollars for the community — as detailed in our case study published last month. Activists that want to encourage publicly owned broadband in their communities should familiarize themselves with the cost… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2012

Florida Fiber: How Martin County Saves Big with Gigabit Network

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/florida-fiber-gigabit/

Martin County, Florida, is saving millions of dollars because it built a county-owned fiber optic network rather than continuing to lease connections from Comcast. ILSR’s latest report, Florida Fiber: Martin County Saves Big with Gigabit Network, reveals how Martin County transformed the threat of a near ten-fold cost increase for its telecom budget into cost… Continue reading