Municipal Broadband Attracts Business While Improving Quality of Life
Anemic broadband meant that residents and businesses of Fairlawn, Ohio, paid more for Internet but got less. To break down the digital divide, this Midwestern city built FairlawnGig, a broadband network to bring fiber to every home and business.
A $10 million investment over ten years in municipal broadband is paying off handsomely. The city is already attracting more businesses, growing tax revenues, and increasing home values. It gave residents better Internet for less money. And it’s on a path to becoming a smart city. Entirely managed by the city, FairlawnGig is built on the simplicity of Juniper networking.