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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-7
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  March 18, 2013
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

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: In the past, residents have expressed a strong interest in having more broadband network options available at faster speeds and affordable prices; and
   
WHEREAS: Cities such as Jacksonville, Florida, have integrated sewer reconstruction with municipal broadband implementation by installing fiber-optic conduits around the exterior of new sewer pipes; and
   

WHEREAS:

Such a construction ensures that all commercial and residential buildings will have access to these two independent services and would allow the City of Cambridge to deploy two systems for the cost of one; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Department of Public Works as to the feasibility of installing fiber-optic conduits when doing sewer reconstruction and report back to the City Council. 
    

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