Public-Private Partnerships and the Role of State and Federal Legislation in Wireless Municipal Networks
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Overview: Current and pending laws will be examined to understand how cities can deploy a wireless broadband network under these regulations. An analysis of municipal facilities and technology expertise illustrates the opportunity for public-private cooperation in wireless deployments. This movement has raised a number of questions including: Why are municipalities acting as the early adopters of wireless broadband technology? How does increased state regulation of municipal broadband networks affect this trend and how can cities respond? This research paper shows that cooperation is beneficial in many cases.