Webinar: Municipal Broadband Networks

Digital Policy Institute (DPI) Webinar Discussion on Municipal Broadband Networks

September 24, 2014

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI), an interdisciplinary research organization based at Ball State University, hosted a webinar titled “MUNICIPAL BROADBAND NETWORKS: DO THE RISKS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS?” on Wednesday, September 24 at 1:00 PM EST.

The webinar featured distinguished panelists who discussed the ongoing debate – at the FCC in Washington and in cities and towns across the nation – over municipalities operating broadband systems.  What’s worked?  What hasn’t? What are the economic, legal and policy considerations that surround the debate?


  • Michael Santorelli – Director, Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute, New York Law School
  • Randolph May – President, Free State Foundation
  • David Merritt – Former City Council Member, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Moderator: Barry Umansky, J.D. – Senior Fellow and Senior Policy Counsel at the Digital Policy Institute and Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University

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For more information on the webinar, please contact: Barry Umansky at bdumansky@bsu.edu