The Value of Community-owned Infrastructure

  • Published 2021-05-03

Holland Board of Public Works is a community-owned utility. That means we are part of the City of Holland and owned by our rate payers. “As a community-owned, not-for-profit entity, Holland BPW turns each dollar our customers spend into the services provided for them,” (Dave Koster, General Manager). We are fully immersed in our community as public service providers and residents—family, friends, neighbors. This results in a culture of community decision-making, competitive rates, and a distinguished reputation for reliability. The value of community-owned infrastructure is clear when we consider electricity, water and wastewater. However, do the benefits translate when we talk about broadband?

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The Open Access Model Explained

  • Published 2021-05-01

We’ve mentioned Open Access Model several times in our #hollandcommunitybroadband blogs. Here’s an article that provides an explanation about what that means.

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  • Published 2021-04-05

Here’s a list of terms that are helpful to understanding broadband infrastructure. (Next Century Cities. Glossary, 2019)

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