Indianola, Iowa Launches New fiber Network
Symmetrical 100 Mbps for $50 a Month
What do you do when your regional phone company, CenturyLink, refuses to seriously upgrade DSL users -- and your incumbent cable company, Mediacom, starts punishing customers by charging overages
? If you're one of the few states left where incumbents haven't bought laws blocking you from doing so, you try and wire yourself with better broadband. Indianola, Iowa says they are planning to launch their new fiber network October 1
. According to the local pricing sheet
(pdf), users can sign up for symmetrical 25 Mbps broadband for $40 a month, symmetrical 50 Mbps service for $45 a month, and symmetrical 100 Mbps service for $50 a month. There's no usage caps, and TV bundle pricing more than competes with regional incumbents.
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|reply to Jim Kirk |
Re: Which states outright forbid
I've done research and I've read some of the legislation (have you?). My question was more rhetorical because I already know the answer. I haven't read any legislation yet that introduces unusual hoops for municipalities to jump through that aren't prudent for the municipalities. If you can honestly point me to a state that unjustifiably hamstrings its municipalities, then I'll reconsider my position.