Rochester considers city-operated broadband



By Bryan Lund, Rochester Post-Bulletin

“Vocal dissatisfaction from constituents regarding Charter Communications’ services have led members of the Rochester City Council to consider alternatives to the current system, including the possibility of a municipally run broadband network.

“We get a little bit of a sense for how frustrated the public is when you’re on the city council based on the number of notes that we receive on an issue,” said 2nd Ward council representative Michael Wojcik, “This issue is just off the charts. We had an almost 7 percent levy increase this year, and I can tell you I’ve had 20 times the number of notes with frustrations on broadband than I did with that 7 percent increase.”

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