Should Cities Own Broadband Networks? New Study Says “NO”

by on October 21, 2004

The Chicago-based Heartland Institute today released a new study on local government ownership of broadband networks, by Joseph Bast, the president of the Institute. Entitled “Municipally Owned Broadband Networks: A Critical Evaluation,” the paper focuses on the situation in three Chicago area suburbs, but is chock-full facts, figures, and logic that can apply to any city. Definitely a must-read if your friendly local city council members are considering a broadband scheme.

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