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Old 10-20-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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"The town of Breckenridge is set to become one of the first mountain resort communities with a town-owned fiber optic network.

The Summit Daily News reports the Breckenridge Town Council has approved spending $8 million for the network.

Fiber optic cables operate on light signals rather than the electronic impulses carried by traditional wire-based communications, allowing fiber optics to produce much higher transmission speeds and bandwidths than their copper-wire counterparts.

Local officials say the $8 million investment will help cover design and construction costs for the network designed to provide new opportunities for high-speed internet service, better cellular service and coverage, public Wi-Fi assets, real-time water metering and more."



Fiber to the home will enable super high internet data rates, e.g. 1 Gb/s

Having the city do this makes a lot of sense. It will enhance the local economy.

I think internet access is now a utility and should be provided to every household similar to the way a city provides water, sewer, electricity, and natural gas.

I think all cities should follow this example.

What do you think?
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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I think all cities should follow this example.

What do you think?
Cities never provided telephone or cable TV service. How is Internet different?
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Cities never provided telephone or cable TV service. How is Internet different?
You must now have internet. It's the only portal to most services.

Cable TV and telephone service is optional.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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I've had internet for a long time, going back to the dial-up days and was in the first fiber roll out (Verizon FIOS) in PA around 2006 or so. Still don't understand your point.
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