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[News] National Internet Expert Discusses Options With Local Broadband Advocates

Updated: Feb 18

Photo of a reel of conduit ready for installation.
Gigi Sohn attended the select board meeting to speak in favor of locally owned and operated internet networks

The following article was published by The Enterprise Falmouth:

Despite a winter storm that closed much of the town Tuesday, a national expert on—and advocate for—high-speed, reliable internet spoke via Zoom to residents and members of the town’s municipal light plant board about why locally owned and operated internet networks are a good idea.

Falmouth’s municipal light plant board, created and appointed by town voters, is piggybacking off the work first started by FalmouthNet. The nonprofit wanted a locally owned, reliable, high-speed internet service after a 2020 survey found many residents were dissatisfied with their existing service and wanted better options. The municipal light plant board’s goal is to expand existing fiber-optic infrastructure to provide residents with more options.

The full article is available here.



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