Local governments spend a significant portion of their budget maintaining and improving roads, bridges, water, and sewer infrastructure. Infrastructure is essential for our country because it makes our communities livable…a place people want to buy homes, build businesses, and educate its citizens.
It is almost impossible to listen to the news without the word “infrastructure” mentioned at least once or twice daily. Recently, the big news story has been the Senate’s “infrastructure” bill that includes funding to improve broadband access across our country.
The Senate knows broadband access is critical for our country’s long-term economic growth. In addition, there are other key benefits of broadband that include:
– Makes it easier for families working or studying remotely to upload and download files.
– Allows doctors to provide telehealth to individuals unable to travel.
– Businesses can process orders faster and share large files with customers/suppliers.
– Broadband also helps isolated people in the community to connect with others.
– Improves upload, download and ping speeds for gamers
– Families can stream movies, hop on online video calls with family & friends.
– Many Others
Many US households still do not have broadband access, especially in rural areas, even with all these known benefits.
Because it may not be financially feasible for big corporate internet providers to spend the money upfront to install the fiber and other necessary equipment. For example, given the high number of users in a large metropolitan area, an internet provider is almost sure to earn a good return on the upfront investment. However, corporations know it will be difficult to recover the initial installation cost in smaller communities due to lower demand and high installation costs. Thus, broadband installations have been delayed or put off in many rural areas.
This financial challenge does not mean that a small city can’t offer its citizens broadband. Luckily, over 100 small communities have already deployed fiber broadband networks. More are on the way as they realize that these networks are critical to their infrastructure.
Several years ago, the City of Dayton, Texas officials realized how important broadband would be for its Smart City initiative and long-term growth.
In 2020, the City of Dayton began the process of becoming the second city in the State of Texas to operate its own broadband fiber-optic system. We are currently installing the necessary fiber cables and equipment to provide our residents and local businesses with 1 Gig download speeds and zero bandwidth throttling. This service will be available at an affordable monthly rate and conveniently bundled on the subscriber’s monthly utility bill. Subscribing to DayNet Fiber Internet is an investment in Dayton’s infrastructure and future. DayNet IS Dayton.
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