Municipal Broadband

City owned broadband provides us a multitude of opportunities for our citizens. 

We can lower monthly rates by forcing folks like Comcast and RCN to compete with a public option. We could as well protect our residents from sudden or unexpected rate hikes, fees,etc.

We could set low and feasible rates for folks in affordable housing so that their kid’ remote learning is not an undue financial burden.

We could make the monthly rate $0 for someone qualifying for reparations. We can incentivize small and local business to come to town or stay in town by removing the overhead associated with their network/wifi infrastructure needs. As a networking tech professional I am uniquely suited to bring this to reality in Evanston, and have already been in contact with folks in the SEATAC area to learn what we can about Seattle’s efforts in this space.