We promote improved use of fiber-optics to provide Internet access to everyone within McHenry County.
We can have a fiber-optic network that is sustainable, affordable, locally controlled, and provides for modernization of our common infrastructure.
True competition does not exist in the broadband space while costs to consumers rise and service delivery is diminished. This burden impedes the ability to attract businesses and support entrepreneurs while adding to already rising costs for our municipal service and government offices, students and schools, as well as families. We are all being left behind by outdated and expensive technology.
Without competition, telecom and cable companies are not being held accountable or investing in next-generation technology. This is a broken market that rewards companies like AT&T and Comcast to raise prices year after year without improving service.
By expanding fiber connectivity across the county, we can realize not only vastly improved connectivity, but harness an infrastructure improvement that far exceeds the capacity of copper cabling, while effectively breaking the current monopoly that exists today.
We will achieve this goal through collaboration of private businesses, civic leadership, and State and Federal grant money to reduce costs and improve services for everyone.