LeverettNet Subject of Case Study: Bringing Municipal High-Speed Internet Access to Leverett, Massachusetts – December 16, 2013

Authored by Susan Crawford and Robyn Mohr; Published by The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

From the Executive Summary:

This report provides a detailed account of the development of LeverettNet, Leverett, Massachusetts’ municipal fiber optic network. (Exhibit A is a list of interviewees.) It includes information about the extensive planning and outreach activities carried out by Leverett from 2011 through 2013, as well as details of the technical and operational characteristics of LeverettNet. Leverett has been successful in mobilizing support for LeverettNet, and the network is being built on schedule with full deployment planned for 2014. Our hope is that this report will be helpful to other cities that are considering launching fiber optic networks.

https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2013/internet_to_leverett

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