There are many options for our communities to become Gigabit Cities. One option is to establish a public-private partnership between the municipal government and a fiber network operator. According to Smithville Communications and City of Jasper Embark on Gigabit Public-Private Partnership in Telecompetitor, many “government and economic development leaders are quickly equating economic development and community competitiveness with the ability to offer gigabit services.”
AT&T is exploring gigabit to 100 cities across the US, but Dayton is not one of them.
Google Fiber is delayed in Austin Texas from possible permit issues. Both AT&T and Time Warner Cable are offering higher speeds for broadband users in Austin only.