Broadband Internet Infrastructure Improvements
Technology is impacting every part of our lives in our rapidly changing world. From where and how we conduct work, to whether or not we thrive economically, and interact with each other socially. Technology and broadband can improve and enhance the way we work and live. In education, it provides students a stronger link to their own teachers, school resources, and the ability to video-link to anywhere in the world.
The proposed Broadband Improvement Bond will allow the city to own our own fiber optic network solution. This allows the City to partner with a local provider to develop faster internet speeds, offer lower prices, and deliver better customer service for the residents of Cabot. Having a publicly owned infrastructure provides a positive outcome in economic development as it attracts more locally owned businesses who can rely on high speed Internet connections to help their businesses.
With the advancement of technologies, having access to affordable and abundant broadband is quickly becoming the most critical infrastructure of our time.
This will NOT be a new tax. This will be an extension of the current 1% sales and use tax that was originally presented and approved in 2005, and extended in 2013 by voters.
□ FOR the issuance of Broadband Improvement Bonds
□ AGAINST the issuance of Broadband Improvement Bonds