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U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness

The Council on Foreign Relations U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness  published today an excellent primer on the current issues and debates of broadband. It stops short of taking a position on municipal entry, but explains very well the nature of the broadband … Continue reading

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Five rationales for municipal broadband deconstructed, discredited-Part III

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. In this post we … Continue reading

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Chattanooga’s Smart Grid: The Real Cost to Taxpayers » Coalition for the New Economy

In Chattanooga’s Smart Grid: The Real Cost to Taxpayers  the Coalition for the New Economy estimates that the area’s smart grid system will cost taxpayers $173.3 million more than originally estimated.

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