MacIver News Minute: Madison Pursuing Municipal Broadband Despite Mayor’s Newfound Fiscal Restraint

May 24, 2018

Madison mayor Paul Soglin recently directed city department heads to limit capital expenditure proposals to only crucial projects. But true to uber-liberal form, city bureaucrats are still bent on pursuing a municipal broadband network that could cost taxpayers north of $100 million. In one of the most digitally connected cities in the country, a city-owned broadband network hardly seems like a crucial project.

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