The Municipal Broadband Committee
In 2018, the Joint Municipal Broadband Taskforce was formed and asked to explore ways to accelerate the deployment of next-generation and fiber optic networks in Farmington and Farmington Hills, and determining how these networks can best serve the public.
High-speed broadband internet access is a vital component in the City’s plan for economic growth and development. The Taskforce began with the premise that broadband internet is a critically important 4th utility, along with electricity, gas and water. Throughout the research project, the Taskforce explored options that would create equal access to high-speed, reliable, and affordable broadband internet service to every home and business within our two cities.
The cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills jointly hired CCG Consulting to undertake a feasibility study to analyze the current broadband market in the cities and to make recommendations regarding the viability of building a new broadband network that would address the current broadband gaps and provide capacity for future growth. The Study was presented at a joint Farmington/Farmington Hills study session January 25, 2021. Below is a link to the study as well as a copy of the PowerPoint that was presented.
Broadband Feasibility Report
Broadband Feasibility Presentation
Below is some additional research, white papers, TEDx programs, and other data reviewed by the Taskforce
123Net DET IX OV123Net FFH Fiber Backbone V2Ammon, ID City Ordinance for Fiber Optic NetworkBroadband 101 Fact SheetBroadband Competition in Rochester MNBroadband is Affordable InfrastructureCAF II Auction Fact SheetCase Study How Not To Implement A Municipal Fiber Broadband NetworkCommunity Broadband and Economic DevelopmentCommunity Broadband and Public SavingsCommunity Broadband Networks Map Fact Sheet 2015Community Broadband Preemption Fact SheetCommunity Owned Fiber Networks Value Leaders in AmericaCreative Funding Sources For Fiber InfrastructureCurrent Michigan Municipal Fiber Optic NetworksEmerging Public Private Models for Municipal BroadbandEntryPoint How to Build a Dynamic Open Access Municipal Fiber NetworkEntryPoint Networks Municipal Broadband for FFHFiber Security concernsFinancing Municipal Networks Fact SheetGigabit CommunitiesHBPW Strategic Plan 2011 FINAL MASTERHolland BPW Broadband Rate Book Terms and Conditions 2017Holland BPW FTTP Deployment Cost Final ProjectsHolland Broadband 123Net Dark Fiber OverviewsInhibiting Connection State policy impacting expansion of municipal broadband networksMore than just Facebook Economic DevelopmentMunicipal Broadband is Affordable InfrastructureMunicipal Fiber Empirical Assessment of Financial PerformanceMunicipal Networks Deliver Local Benefits VAMunicipal Networks Speed Increases Affordable PricesMuni Fiber ModelsMuni Fiber Why Local SolutionsNet Neutrality Repeal By The NumbersNext Generation Network Connectivity HandbookProfiles of Monopoly Big Cable and TelecomTier Flattening AT T and Verizon Home Customers Pay a High Price for Slow InternetWhat Fiber Broadband Can Do For Your Community