Projects of Public Private Partnerships Sector

Best Practices in Municipal Broadband PPP

Organization: DH Infrastructure

Description

LeverettNet is a Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband network serving the Town of Leverett, Massachusetts, operated by the Leverett Municipal Light Plant (LMLP), which contracts with third parties for the Network Operator, Internet Services Provider (ISP), and maintenance functions. The LMLP wanted a document that would inform policymakers and the general public on Leverett’s approach and, in particular, offer information that would help other rural towns considering how best to bring high speed Internet to unserved or underserved populations.

Service Provided

DHInfrastructure worked with the LMLP to document the institutional, contractual, and financial arrangements behind “LeverettNet.” The team interviewed the LMLP, and reviewed the MLP’s financial statements and contracts. The end result was a detailed presentation which was circulated widely to Massachusetts state policy makers, journalists and trade groups, and is now featured on the LMLP website.