Imagine high-speed, affordable internet access.
Here in Yellow Springs. Owned and operated locally,
not by a huge corporate entity.
A group of Yellow Springs, Ohio residents is working to make this vision a reality. By optimizing internet access with fiber optics, Yellow Springs will address strategic economic, communication, and municipal service goals…
- Will attract new business ventures
- Will provide much faster and more affordable internet service to Yellow Springs residents and businesses
- Will provide new revenue streams for our Village that will stay in our Village
- Will be a backbone for wi-fi access downtown and in other areas
- Will create options for video streaming and multicast video as well as telephone service
- Will provide a locally controlled resource that will resist attempts to override Net Neutrality by large telecom carriers
- Can utilize smart grid functionality for utility, health care, and emergency services
Why do we need fiber
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Short Term Goals:
- Conduct market research and develop cost/benefit analyses.
- Perform technical surveys for the fiber backbone, wireless services and premise delivery of fiber.
- Investigate a comprehensive list of potential services that benefit businesses and residents.
- Develop a phased strategic plan with realistic return-on-investment projections.
- Produce a weekend seminar to educate and inform the village about FTTP (fiber to the premise)
Gigabit capacity is available through the MVECA Data Center. With the Y.S. municipality serving as a regional broker, we can offer sustained and extremely fast Internet services at an affordable price.
Across the country, innovative municipalities are already recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities. Next Century Cities is committed to celebrating these successes, demonstrating their value, and helping other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband.
When families go to buy a new home, they're most often looking for a couple things: Good schools, a safe neighborhood, maybe something that's near public transportation. And, increasingly and undeniably, access to gigabit internet service.