Municipal fiber an exciting possibility for Madison

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The very idea!

It's absolutely hilarious that anyone believes that the right-wing human excrement that lords over our formerly great state wouldn't completely block this as soon as they got wind of it.

Sally Hoien 225 days ago

Jumping through hoops

The state does have a restriction already in place. A municipality has to conduct a feasibility study with public review before installing fiber. Madison just met that requirement with the aforementioned study.

If Madison was the only municipality looking at installing fiber, I'd share your concern. However, as I probably should have mentioned in my piece, other communities are already working on this, some are much further along than Madison. Reedsburg already has a gigabit fiber network controlled by its utility company up and running. http://reedsburgutility.com/internet

While it is possible that they would write a law just to spite Madison -- "cities with populations above 200,000 with a downtown located on an isthmus are ineligible" -- I don't think it is very likely.

The legislature has developed a bad habit of getting too involved in local matters but that doesn't mean we should let fear of reprisal stop us from doing anything.

Alan Talaga 225 days ago

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