Michigan Broadband Committee

Broadband cablesIn 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.

PDF Icon Broadband Feasibility Report
 Power Point Icon Broadband Feasibility Presentation

Additional Information

Below is some additional research, white papers, TEDx programs, and other data reviewed by the Taskforce