Economic Development

P3 Builds Broadband in Lincoln

In 2011, the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, had average Internet speeds between four and 12 megabytes per second (Mbps). Two primary companies were providing Internet services in the city. The state’s current Internet speed is about 98 Mbps, thanks in part to an initiative started in 2012, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, called the Lincoln Technology Improvement System. Nebraska state law prohibited municipal broadband, so the city had to look for a public-private partnership.

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