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Municipal Broadband Is Not Sustainable - SteelCrysis - 05-26-2017

https://www.axios.com/many-city-run-broadband-networks-hit-financial-trouble-2421069148.html
Out of 20 municipal broadband ISPs studied:
  • 11 could not even generate a positive cash flow
  • Of the 9 that could generate a positive cash flow, 7 are not expected to even break even within their lifetimes, with the worst offender expected to take 1,253 years just to break even
  • Municipal broadband supporters respond with a red herring about comparisons to the private sector and whining about supposed "success stories" that weren't included in the study