Mountain fiber project nears green light

California skiing town passes penultimate hurdle for bootstrapped broadband

Blogger Om Malik has the story on the California Sierra town of Truckee getting the go-ahead to build its broadband fiber optic network. More power to them, despite the opposition of the local cable companies.

We've written quite a bit about local fiber projects, and the Supreme Court decision that threatens to undermine the movement. In our broadband project, we called for Congress to clarify the law to ensure that other towns like Truckee can go ahead and give their residents more bandwidth than the cable or telcos are willing to provide today.

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