The August edition of the APWA Reporter Magazine features an insightful article about the importance of broadband internet access in rural America. Randy Gorton explains how greatly the need for internet has become as school, work and entertainment have shifted.
We asked the questions:
- should municipalities rely on internet service providers (ISP) to invest in their communities and construct the infrastructure needed to support high-speed internet, or
- take action and look for an alternative solution by way of public-private partnerships?
Find out how one local city took matters into their own hands and brought the internet to town. Read the full article.
This article was published in the August 2020 edition of The APWA Reporter Magazine by the American Public Works Association.