The municipal broadband movement fills the big gap between the Internet speeds Americans need and those they're getting from a profit-driven telecommunications industry. The small city of Wilson, N.C., is on the cutting edge of that movement. It is among the newest of 44 publicly owned fiber networks serving more than 60 communities across the country, according to an April study by the Fiber to the Home Council, a trade group. Read the full article by Fiona Morgan.
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