Seattle's Gigabit Squared Fails: Sustainability Remains an Issue for Muni Access Networks

Seattle's Gigabit Squared network appears to have failed, illustrating a recurring problem with all municipal or joint venture Internet access efforts, namely creation of sustainable revenue models. 

Gigabit Squared had hoped to use municipal dark fiber as the backbone for a gigabit access network in parts of Seattle. But the effort seems to have foundered for financial reasons, even before any construction began.


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