TELECOMS ARE CONNECTING FIBER TO THE PREMISES WHERE I LIVE. ISN’T THAT JUST AS GOOD AS COMMUNITY-OWNED FIBER?
Community-owned fiber is all about keeping the telecommunications highway in local hands.
This excellent broadband study and report done by the town of Canmore, Alberta notes that “opportunities to build fibre in the community are available through Axia and Telus, however, this does not provide an open and competitive environment and the Town would not be able to utilize dedicated fibres for their requirements in these situations.”
In other words – it makes sense for local governments to own their own telecommunications infrastructure. Plus, with increased concerns about exposure to wireless radiation, 5G in particular, the prudent choice is to build locally-owned networks that are wired all the way, and do not employ wireless transmitters like telecoms do.
Learn more about how communities will benefit from owning their own fiber here.