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Verizon FIOS vs Municipal FTTH

I was surprised to see Verizon outside my house, last week. They were installing fiber for FIOS service. I knew some suburbs were getting wired. But I didn't expect we would get wired for approximately another year. Whats more, I was told Syracuse is mostly wired up, already.

Thinking about how Verizon FIOS might affect the business and political landscape for a municipal broadband network, I posed myself the following questions:

IBM helps Syracuse consolidate communications infrastructure

By leveraging existing investments in IT infrastructure made by the City of Syracuse School District, the Syracuse Police Department has been able to gain wireless access to its own network from the field without having to install a costly, redundant infrastructure. The IBM website has a nice case study article on the project. This is a good example of consolidation that municipal broadband could provide.

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