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Slate Commentary: Want to Pay Less and Get More?

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/slate-commentary-want-to-pay-less-and-get-more/

Today, Slate published an opinion piece by me and Sascha Meinrath from the Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation talking about the important role of community broadband in solving the nation’s broadband problem.

A snippet:

In the meantime, local communities are taking matters into their own hands and have created remarkable citywide fiber-to-the-home broadband networks. Many offer services directly to residents, providing a much-needed alternative to the cable and telephone companies. And by creating meaningful consumer choice among competitors, these networks are driving lower prices—spurring new investment and creating new jobs—and keeping more money circulating in the local economy.