“Not Feasible” May Be A Reflection of the Consultant Rather Than A Community Network

The utility commission seeks an independent third-party contractor to conduct a study of the current status of local network facilities and services, alternative network designs for optimization of local fiber optic resources, business model alternatives and operational implications, and recommendations to the utility commission’s task force for further action on the envisioned project.

It is possible that conversations with the utility board directed Uptown to be rigid and banal in their assessment. I don’t know. What I do know is that communities should learn from this experience — including Decorah.

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