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How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy, and Did It With Socialism | Carl Gibson

CHATANOOGA

Chattanooga, Tennessee, has provided a model for all American towns who want to see their economies and populations grow quickly. And that model is simple: give sub-par internet providers like Comcast some legitimate competition with publicly-owned municipal broadband networks.

“People understand that high-speed Internet access is quickly becoming a national infrastructure issue just like the highways were in the 1950s,” Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke told CNN Money. “If the private sector is unable to provide that kind of bandwidth because of the steep infrastructure investment, then just like highways in the 1950s, the government has to consider providing that support.”

via How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy, and Did It With Socialism | Carl Gibson.

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