So I read the new FTTH Guidebook for communities and I kinda like it. (For non-Minnesotans who might be reading this – that’s pretty high praise.) The meat of the work is in 4 case studies of successful municipal FTTH projects.
The case studies are detailed. The talk about the legal, technical, financial and management issues that have come up for the providers. They get at pricing and specific local laws that had to be overcome. I was impressed with the amount of detail provided.
The rest of the guidebook draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on the collective experience of the case studies. I think this would be helpful reading for anyone looking into the option of community-owned FTTH.
But you know what I wish was also there? Maybe a study of a community that wasn’t successful or a study of a community that decided to go another route – just for comparison.