March 31, 2018

Community owned communications is spreading

institute for Local Self Reliance
  • 55 municipal networks serving 108 communities with a publicly owned FTTH citywide network.
  • 76 communities with a publicly owned cable network reaching most or all of the community.
  • 197 communities with some publicly owned fiber service available to parts of the community (often a business district).
  • More than 120 communities with publicly owned dark fiber available
  • More than 130 communities in 27 states with a publicly owned network offering at least 1 gigabit services.
  • 258 communities served by rural electric cooperatives. 10 communities served by one broadband cooperative. (Communities served by telephone cooperatives will soon be on the map as well).

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