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ILSR Releases New Report: Learning from Burlington Telecom

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 18, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Burlington Telecom, a publicly owned broadband network in Vermont, transitioned from a hopeful star of the community broadband movement to the first example used by those opposed to government investing in the infrastructure of the 21st century.

Our new report investigates the mistakes made by Burlington Telecom, extracts lessons for community networks to avoid similar pitfalls, and discusses the ways Burlington Telecom has benefitted the community even as it was mismanaged.

Download Learning from Burlington Telecom: Some Lessons for Community Networks directly [pdf].

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