Organization Highland Communication Services-operated by the City of Highland, IL
Communities Covered City of Highland
Goals of the Network

Retention and attraction of business provide better service to business and residents at a competitive price

Goals Achieved

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We have retained businesses that publically state they would have went elsewhere without the service. The City is providing a superior level of connectivity, as evidenced by the number of HCS clients who have switched from other providers. Our gigabit level service is also acting to attract business through the Highland Gigabit Challenge, a tech focused business plan competition, that will result in 3 business establishing a presence in Highland.

The Network's Impact
  • Boosting economic development
Initial Investment Amount $20,000,000.00
Investment Covered Built most of the network with initial investment
Source of Investment
  • Bonds
Investment Repaid? No, but subscription revenue is retiring the debt
Services offered
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others