Worcester is urged to set up municipal broadband network

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WORCESTER – Worcester should seriously consider establishing its own municipal broadband network that could lead to faster, more affordable, more equitably distributed internet access, the Research Bureau suggested in a new report released Tuesday.

The report, “Broadening Broadband,” concluded that municipal broadband creates local control over an increasingly essential service – the Research Bureau likened broadband to libraries and parks – and would give the city a broader reach, which could result in more equity, higher speeds, and economic development.

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