US broadband growth slows; Muni fiber can be 10x cheaper

Two nicely complementary stories this week.
The Pew Internet study shows that broadband peneteration showed minimal growth in the six months between December, 2004 and May 2005.
At the same time, a
presentation at the Broadband Properties Summit showed that that Utah’s UTOPIA model, where government-layed fiber supports competitive private sector broadband, is leading to a 10-fold drop in broadband prices.
Connect the dots

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