Public Private Fiber-to-the-Home in Powell Wyoming

Thanks to David Russell of Calix for the head up on the progress in Powell, Wyoming. He is out west helping them celebrate.

The City of Powell has built a public-private partnership with network service provider TCT; and municipal-broadband- network facilitator U.S. MetroNets (USM) to build PowelLink – municipal Fiber-to-the-Home network.

The network will provide high-bandwidth advanced IP services to both residents and businesses, and will serve as a magnet for this community of 5,500 residents in northern Wyoming. USM is managing the service, the City is providing access to the network and TCT will be providing services.

It will be great to see how this works out. It sounds like a viable strategy to me. USM has been able to obtain private funding.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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