Nashville Public Broadband

2005-10-05
Nashville Public Broadband

The Metro Council will be researching the feasibility of a public broadband network for Davidson county. This is exactly what the local government should be doing with tax money. Apply it to a public utility that the entire city can benefit from. Without the incentive to make a profit, a public broadband network paid for by tax payers will largely undercut the $55 a month that Comcast requires for access to their network. Of course TCTA is upset. The local government/public/citizens of this county are moving toward breaking up the Comcast/Bellsouth monopoly on broadband internet. If the FCC won't do it, it's left up to the people to take action.

We'll see how far this initiative gets.