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Community Broadband Bits 21 – Benoit Felten on Stokab

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Nov 13, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/community-broadband-bits-21-benoit-felten-on-stokab/

For this week’s Community Broadband Bits, we venture outside the U.S. to interview Benoit Felten of Diffraction Analysis about the Stokab muni fiber network in Stockholm, Sweden. Stokab appears to be the most successful open access fiber network in the world.

Benoit has just published a case study of Stokab and is an expert on broadband networks around the planet. Our discussion covers how Stokab was built and what lessons it has for other cities. Because Stokab was started so long ago, other local governments will find they cannot simply duplicate it — times have changed.

Benoit also writes regularly at Fiberevolution and can be found on twitter @fiberguy. Benoit and I last appeared together in a roundtable discussion about bandwidth caps.

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