What is considerably more surprising is the careful and conversational way he walks through the topic and the density of documentation he provides. Take a look--I think you'll enjoy it. And it's the sort of thing you might want to show neighbors or cousins to help them get up to speed on the issue. It's a nicely organized essay that tries to anticipate questions a reader new to the topic might ask.
Implicit questions on the concepts behind broadband as a national issue that he tries to answer include:
Do we need it?On municipal broadband:
What exactly is this thing called broadband? And why is speed an issue?
What's the delay in getting it?
Are you getting all you need?
Should cities be involved?Good questions all. "Dr. Dave" gives thoughtful answers.
What is the benefit of cities building telecom utilities?
So what's stopping them? (Louisiana's Act 793 gets a mention about here.)