Broadband advocates nationwide are realizing that what's really need is fiber; something we've already acted on here in Lafayette. It's nice to be out front on something other than obesity and rates of imprisonment.
"The focus has changed. It's really all about speed," Garrison said. "Wireless is the icing on the cake. It's not the cake itself."
Last year's must-have, municipal Wi-Fi - a relatively cheap and quick-to-install way for communities to get a broadband fix - is losing some allure.
Instead, this year more cities appear to be asking: Got fiber?
A 'FUTURE-PROOF' OPTION
Fiber is the undisputed future of telecommunications, experts say...
Read on at "Speed up, with fiber" at the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Worth the click.