"City leaders — representing the most trusted level of government — know that high-speed Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity to bring jobs, quality healthcare and education to their residents. The cities of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, N.C., have thoughtfully invested in the broadband infrastructure that their communities want and need, and the FCC has championed these and other municipal efforts.
"Municipal broadband networks are critical tools that local leaders should have access to as they work to make their cities competitive in a 21st century economy. Cities need every tool in that toolbox to increase broadband access and adoption for the students, families and businesses in their communities."
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org
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