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The United States has the dubious distinction of having the slowest internet speeds and most expensive broadband costs, which is largely due to the oligopolistic structure of this industry.

The introduction of public broadband services in places like Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC have not only proven to be wildly successful, the added competition they provide has led corporate telecom monopolies to lower their prices and increase their speeds.


The introduction of public broadband services in places like Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC have not only proven to be wildly successful, the added competition they provide has led corporate telecom monopolies to lower their prices and increase their speeds.


Moreover, public broadband networks like Wilson’s Greenlight and Chattanooga’s EPB are providing low-cost high-speed internet service to low-income households with FARM-qualified children.


ORA believes that Arlington should follow suit and use its ConnectArlington dark fiber network to provide high-speed access to low-income families in Arlington and eventually provide a public broadband option to all of its residents.

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