Municipal broadband has been a success for those communities that have begun offering service. It is no surprise. Historically, local government has always corrected market failure by providing essential services. The driving force for efficiency in these networks is not profit maximization, but public service. The money saved through cost reductions stays in the community. Public networks have increased broadband competition, not reduced it, and they have resulted in lower prices. The propaganda maligning municipal systems is nothing more than industry-sponsored folklore.
New Community Broadband Map
We have re-launched the interactive community broadband map! The new version allows you to hide or show layers and now incorporates our other map showing state barriers to publicly owned networks.
This is a screenshot:
We are excited to have the ability to hide / show layers as it will enable us to continue adding new varieties of community networks to the map without making to too cluttered.