Create a Municipal Fiber Network

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

As first mentioned in Manhattan Borough President’s “Start Up City” - New York should explore the creation of a municipal fiber network by using publicly-owned assets—including transportation and utility infrastructure—as conduits for sparking competition among Internet Service Providers (Time Warner, Verizon, Cablevision, etc.) and improving internet connectivity. This could be done by adopting common carriage regulation for any bit-carrying cable that is laid above, on, or under public land.