Municipal broadband internet? New Worcester Regional Research Bureau report argues Worcester needs it

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Is internet accessible in Worcester? Should broadband be in the hands of the private sector? These are questions wrestled with and answered in a new report from the Worcester Regional Research Bureau released Tuesday afternoon.

The latest report from the Bureau, “Broadening Broadband: Considering Municipal Ownership as a Solution to Worcester’s Internet Challenges,” claims that communities that treat internet access as a core service, and not a luxury, have seen both economic and quality of life benefits.

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