Video Explains the Public’s Rights-of-Way

Date: 11 Oct 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

The publicly owned rights-of-way (ROW or PROW), are a misunderstood resource in many communities. Local governments manage them on behalf of the public, but are under pressure as very large, very profitable cable and telephone companies seek to prevent local governments from charging rent to those using the PROW.

This video from Oregon quickly explains some of the key issues around the PROW .


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Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Netwroks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs as part of ILSR's effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them.