Municipal Broadband Networks


September 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST


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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
  • ModeratorBarry UmanskyJ.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