I'm a huge fan of municipal broadband and the ordinary people owning public utilities (within reason...Do you trust your neighbor to own your power grid?).
Ammon, Idaho beats out large, cumbersome, clunky cities that I will live in one day to have America's most sophisticated fiber network.
You may have great fiber, yeah, but do you have diversity of thought, people, jobs, and industries? Seriously, I don't know.
It's a choice to opt into the network, and new residental houses are being built with the fiber infrastructure in mind.
But lets check those stats:
1 Gbps connection to 10$/mo with no contract - and you need not even do that - you could get 15 Mbps free. This is even better than water or power being utilities.
Members can also easily establish their own private networks with friends and family (or coworkers for businesses) without incurring any additional infrastructure costs.
You, the people, can make VPNs! I wonder how that looks. What GUI is being used? How does it work? This is really great!
I am excited to see smaller places in America aren't being left behind in the technical revolution. We need more experimentation, and what better place to do so than areas that could use the modernization?
You can come to Panama City, FL next. Just saying. I wonder if fiber could withstand hurricanes? After all, it's usually in the ground, and there's still a lot of internet going through telephone lines around here. Telephone lines which are easily snapped in Category 5 storms.