Sunday, May 01, 2005

A Municipalization Experiment Fizzles

Anaheim's effort to become a "virtual community" was watched closely by other cities. It was a public-private partnership fostering technological advances. Could it be a way for cities to upgrade their telecommunications wiring and make money, too.

That was two years ago, when the city and FirstWorld Communications Inc., then known as SpectraNet, entered into a contract to provide cheaper and faster communications service for residents and businesses.

Was it too good to be true?

Apparently so.

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