Wednesday, May 11, 2005

They are doing it in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

A small town in Oklahoma decides that it doesn't need to wait until the big guys think it is ready. From the story in the local newspaper:
Sallisaw residents on a waiting list to be put on the city's new fiber-to-the-home network will start getting connected Monday.

The system will be owned and operated by the city of Sallisaw. Because of this, the fees for these services stay in Sallisaw and can contribute to the general city budget, according to the Web site.
Probably the biggest economic driver of projects like these are the savings realized by the residents combined with the multiplier effect of keeping your money circulating locally.

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