Over 750 Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks to End Telecom's Big Monopoly
Fiber-to-the-home internet networks are faster, safer, and more secure than wireless networks. What's more? Community broadband efforts put a dent in telecom's big monopoly and give your community more freedom to choose how your network is created.
"More than 750 communities across the United States have embraced operating their own broadband network, are served by local rural electric cooperatives, or have made at least some portion of a local fiber network publicly available. The map was created by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit that advocates for local economies.
The Institute's latest update indicates that there’s now 55 municipal networks serving 108 communities with a publicly owned fiber-to-the-home internet network. 76 communities now offer access to a locally owned cable network reaching most or all of the community, and more than 258 communities are now served by a rural electric cooperative."