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The Municipal Broadband CommitteeMunicipal Broadband

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.

Broadband Feasibility Online Survey and Speed Test for Residents & Businesses High-speed broadband internet access is being explored as part of economic growth and development in the Cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington.

The Joint Municipal Broadband Taskforce is conducting an online survey to help determine community interest and support for bringing in a new independent fiber optic broadband network separate from the existing phone and cable company networks.

Broadband is a high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies that enables a large number of messages to be communicated simultaneously.

As part of the survey, you will need to determine the speed of your current internet provider - Speed Test:

Thank you for taking part in the Residential Broadband Feasibility Survey – Residential Survey:

Thank you for taking part in the Business Broadband Feasibility Survey - Business Survey:

Below are the some of the research, white papers, TedX programs, and other data used by the Taskforce along with the presentation of findings and recommendations made to the two City Councils in March of 2019.

Municipal Broadband Presentation

Additional Information

123Net DET IX OV
123Net FFH Fiber Backbone V2
Ammon, ID City Ordinance for Fiber Optic Network
Broadband 101 Fact Sheet
Broadband Competition in Rochester MN
Broadband is Affordable Infrastructure
CAF II Auction Fact Sheet
Case Study How Not To Implement A Municipal Fiber Broadband Network
Community Broadband and Economic Development
Community Broadband and Public Savings
Community Broadband Networks Map Fact Sheet 2015
Community Broadband Preemption Fact Sheet
Community Owned Fiber Networks Value Leaders in America
Creative Funding Sources For Fiber Infrastructure
Current Michigan Municipal Fiber Optic Networks
Emerging Public Private Models for Municipal Broadband
EntryPoint How to Build a Dynamic Open Access Municipal Fiber Network
EntryPoint Networks Municipal Broadband for FFH
Fiber Security concerns
Financing Municipal Networks Fact Sheet
Gigabit Communities
HBPW Strategic Plan 2011 FINAL MASTER
Holland BPW Broadband Rate Book Terms and Conditions 2017
Holland BPW FTTP Deployment Cost Final Projects
Holland Broadband 123Net Dark Fiber Overviews
Inhibiting Connection State policy impacting expansion of municipal broadband networks
More than just Facebook Economic Development
Municipal Broadband is Affordable Infrastructure
Municipal Fiber Empirical Assessment of Financial Performance
Municipal Networks Deliver Local Benefits VA
Municipal Networks Speed Increases Affordable Prices
Muni Fiber Models
Muni Fiber Why Local Solutions
Net Neutrality Repeal By The Numbers
Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook
Profiles of Monopoly Big Cable and Telecom
Tier Flattening AT T and Verizon Home Customers Pay a High Price for Slow Internet
What Fiber Broadband Can Do For Your Community