How can Saint Paul better prepare itself for the challenging task of building a municipal gigabit fiber network? Here are three key strategies our city could undertake that would make a big difference: (1) facilitating access to key assets such as fiber, conduit, utility poles, and real estate; (2) making useful information available to the public; and (3) streamlining and publicizing essential local processes. Read the full report for more detail.
Fast gigabit fiber internet sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few strategies that cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Santa Monica, California have used to affordably provide fast and reliable internet to their residents.