If you are happy with your current provider of cable TV or satellite
TV, you can stay with them and you won't need to change a thing.
Same is true for your telephone service and Internet connection.
NO. You can pick and choose one, two, or all three
of the services, once broadband is established.
A typical design for the patch panel
that would be installed on every home and business.
Photo courtesy of the Chelan County(Washington) Public
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With fiber optic connected to every home and business, our cities
will have the capability of quicker response to fire alarms, remote
reading of electric meters, and a host of other services that would
benefit our citizens.
And this state-of-the-art technology will position us to take advantage
of new technologies and capabilities as they become available over
the next 20 years without changing anything in our infrastructure.
Businesses would have an affordable business-quality Internet connection
that would encourage more businesses to locate here. An increase
in the number of businesses locating in our towns would be an economic
benefit to us all.
If you want or need to sell your home, the fiber optic broadband
utility will make it much more attractive to potential buyers.
The municipal broadband would also provide competition for the current
providers and could encourage them to lower their rates to stay
competitive. And it could also encourage them to provide better