Organization City of Auburn, IN: Auburn Essential Services
Communities Covered Auburn, IN (Residential, Business); Garrett, IN (Business only)
Goals of the Network

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Business retention, expansion, attraction. Improvement to Business communications options - overall drive others to improve existing service providers. Implement local fiber service that had solid business plan and stood on its own.

Goals Achieved

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All were achieved. Rooted in business services first, phase approach, using success based capital. This approach provides for solid/smooth ramping to market in each area. Building and maintaining a strong brand.

The Network's Impact
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
  • Bonds
Investment Repaid? No, but subscription revenue is retiring the debt
Services offered
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Sell dark fiber services
  • Own and sell data center services