said by DaveDude:
Why would a city use it for internal use, when Verizon, and other companies work just about everywhere. Plus there is no reoccurring cost with subscription.
If you just look at the city services connectivity, it's similar to the difference between buying a residence and renting. The analogy is never going to be perfect, but you'll ultimately get more long term value and control owning your own home as opposed to giving money to a landlord who can raise the rent whenever they want.
Now whether or not their numbers are solid (net $8 million outlay for 4 years) remains to be seen. All things being equal, I'd rather see more pools and libraries open and fewer
potholes in the streets.--
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