St Anthony Fiber
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Community Owned Fiber Optic Infrastructure
St Anthony Fiber Explained in 3 Minutes
Guiding Principles , Objectives, and Goals
The City of St. Anthony is exploring the feasibility of deploying community owned fiber optic infrastructure throughout the city. We are now at a point in the process where we need to know whether this is something the residents of St. Anthony would be interested in and would support. If this initiative goes forward, the project would be developed with the following principles and objectives:
1. Nobody will be forced to participate. Participation would be on a voluntary, opt-in basis.
2. The ongoing operation of the network would be self-sustaining and not dependent on any kind of subsidy from the City.
Primary goals for this infrastructure initiative include the following:
> Significantly increase the speed and reliability of internet access.
> Lower the cost of internet access for both residents and businesses.
> Increase competition giving residents and businesses multiple choices of new Internet Service Providers. (4 – 5 new options).
> Build a state-of-the-art network that will improve economic development and foster innovation.
> Leverage the network to improve the services provided in the city by connecting city infrastructure on a reliable and fast network.