Innovation, Technology, and Spectrum Policy, Mini-Conference, Nov. 14, 2006. Coleman D. Bazelon, Analysis Group, Inc.
Muni WiFi Business Models: For-Profit; Nonprofit; Procurement; Public-Private Partnership; Public Ownership; Subsidized Loans. Public Benefits: Broadband coverage, Broadband competition, Direct Wholesale, Subsidized broadband, Municipal Consumer, Cash. Public Inducements: ROW, Anchor tenant, Cash, Franchise. Market Failures? Restricted competition in broadband, Franchising, Tower permitting, Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum, => Muni WiFi may be a 2nd (3rd, …, nth) best response to poor spectrum policy.