ILSR Joins Debate over Public Ownership of Broadband

Date: 13 Jun 2011 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On June 1, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation held an oxford-style debate over the proposition: “Governments should neither subsidize nor operate broadband networks to compete with commercial ones.”

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, argued that local governments must always have the option of building and operating their own networks if the community so desires.  Watch the video on YouTube.