After A Decade Of Waiting For Verizon, Town Builds Itself Gigabit Fiber For $75 Per Month | Techdirt

…in twenty states, your town or city wouldn’t be able to do this, since incumbent providers have quite literally paid state legislatures to write laws banning this kind of effort, even if incumbent ISPs have refused to service the area. This is also the sort of thing Presidential candidates like Marco Rubio hope to put an end to, without offering an alternative solution for broadband coverage gaps. But as Leverettnet shows, there’s an obvious role for private/public partnerships in shoring up broadband coverage gaps — especially in areas incumbent providers couldn’t care less about.

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