Illinois wants broadband

Submitted by acohill on Mon, 04/11/2005 - 10:38

It's great to see some thoughtful broadband coverage in local newspapers. This article from the Rock River Times [link no longer available] of Rockford, Illinois makes the case for communitywide telecom infrastructure. The paper makes the point that transport systems have always been important to communities and economic development, starting with canals and then the railroads. Government has always been involved, to one extent or another, and the railroads are a good example of a successful public/private partnership that reaped great results.

Today, communities need a digital transport system that can be used to deliver a wide variety of services offered by lots of vendors--just the way traditional roads work in our communities.

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