Ammon, Idaho Open Access Networks Foster Competition and Benefit Subscribers
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In this episode, we speak with Sean Colletti, Mayor of Ammon, Idaho.  Among all the cities across the nation, which would be considered to have the most sophisticated fiber network? The Big Apple? Not even close. LA, San Francisco? No. It is Ammon Idaho with a population 16,500.  The city of Ammon has created a local open access network where residents own the fiber and the service providers are in head to head competition. Network participants have access to a smarter grid that offers access to a variety of municipal services, including public safety and utility services with more planned in the future. Our guest today has served on the Ammon City Council for more than a decade and for the past two and a half years as mayor, he received his BA in political science from Brigham Young University, he has Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a member of the Hopkins Roden law firm.
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