Polk Broadband Plan - Page 27

POLK COUNTY BROADBAND PLAN Public-Private Partnerships Public-private partnerships are indispensable to the future of broadband in Polk County. In most communities and regions, government (federal, state, or local) is generally responsible for overseeing and regulating infrastructure, while broadband service is mostly provided by private companies in competition with one another. It is vital for government and the private sector to cooperate and collaborate with each other in order for new and improved broadband infrastructure to be put in place. Public-private partnerships have already done many good things for broadband in the Central Florida region. For example, the City of Bartow currently provides internet service to a limited number of downtown businesses via the city-owned fiber network. Beginning in 2011, a partnership between the govern Y[و\YH[H[H]]H\[H\Y\[\XYH\[\Y[]Z[XH\Y[[\[\\Y]H[\H[K]H[\X[ XۛYYY H]Z[XH] NKMH\[۝ H[\^[\K\\YY[ \H]HوY\؝\X\Y[ݚY[X\HX\X\X[]Y\ۛX[Y[ۘ[YYX[X[]Y\[H NNL L]Y[ۙX]Y[XX H[]]H TX܈ݚY\“][X\[Y[]ܚ]HH[X[ݚYHY \]X[]KYܙXHY[\XHY\\[\\[[܈[]][ۜˈ][X\[Y[\Y[[ܜYHH\H8'\XXK'LLB]\ܚYx&\Y[][ۜو][X\[Y[\HYH\X]KLH\و][X\[]Y\[ܚYH\[HݚYHY[\XK[]\[8'ܛ[]8'H]]H[\Y[ HX[]H\œۈ]\H][X\[]Y\[\[Y[ \H\H[ܙH]]HݚY\وY[\X\ˌL“][X\[]Y\\]Y[H[\X\]]H[][X][ۜ\\\[[[H[X[X[\ۛY[][Y]ۜ[Y\[H]]HX܋[Y][ۋ][X\[Y[]ܚ[\[H›[Hۈ^^[\[ۜ܈XYY\˜[HܙX]\^[[]]HݚY\[Z\^\[\[Z[\]ق]]H[XH\\ˌM[\[HXZ[Y[\[H[H[]x%XX܈]]x%[H[\YY[ܙ\\XۛZX][Y[ ^[YX][ۘ[ܝ[]Y\[ݚYH[H\[Y]]YH]Y[X\˂H^\]Y[ۙX]Y[[Y\X[[XX\X܈ݚY\\B[][X][ۈ[\][ۋ[\Hܙ[]Y XX[]]BY[[\Y[[^\YKXK\YK[Y][ۙH[\[H[][]B]\KBH\Y\[\ˈ8'\YH[H\]Y[H\Y]Y\[ۜ˸'Hܘ\Y\˘K\YK٘\K[LܚYH][X\[[XX\X][ۋ8'H\H܈][X\[Y[[ܚYK8'H ˛][[]ܚ˛ܙ]\˂][[]ܚ˛ܙٚ[\̌ IL ILYXW]W\\LHY\[[][X][ۜ[Z\[ۋ8'\[وY[Y[X[][X][ۜ\X[]NXۙ\ܝ 'H[][ۋ˙݋\X]\[[ۗ\Y\ܙ\̌ ٘ L LX\HYH[[ 8'[][]H] 'H˙[[ ܙ K ٚYLL ܙYŒL8'H\H܈][X\[Y[[ܚYK8'H MXY B