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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-8
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  June 4, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: The need for reliable, affordable high-speed connections to the internet in communities has become increasingly crucial to attract and cultivate jobs; and
    
WHEREAS:

Cities such as Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lafayette, Louisiana have found success owning and operating their own broadband network at higher connections and lower costs than relying on a single cable phone/DSL company; and 

    

WHEREAS:

In the past, residents have expressed a strong interest in having more broadband network options available at faster speeds and affordable prices; now therefore be it 
   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the appropriate departments on the cost, user price, and payback period if Cambridge were to build its own broadband network and report back to the Cambridge City Council. 

    

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