With an increasing amount of centralization in the telecommunications and ISP world, coupled with the FCC’s recent ruling against net neutrality, more communities are pushing back. The fact of the matter is that, while it may seem like there is no alternative to ISPs and their growing monopolies, broadband can be more decentralized, even without competition between large players in the sector. So, the question is, what is community-built broadband exactly? What is community-built broadband? Community-built broadband is just that. It is an internet service created and maintained by the community it serves. That is typically the local municipality, but not always.
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