If casinos, bookstores, private coworking spaces, gyms, yoga studios and countless other for-profit businesses (many of which are much less safe than a library) were able to figure out reopenings long before now, why can’t a well-funded public service such as Cambridge’s public libraries?
Councillors were left threatening another negative budget vote to express frustration over a municipal broadband feasibility study denied by the city manager for years – only for the city manager to tell councillors that it was a “game” they were playing with the jobs of city staff.
Digital equity report arrives, hailing competition and downplaying study of municipal broadband (updated)
The city released its long-awaited, 279-page digital equity study Tuesday, publicizing it with nine recommended strategies – including as No. 7 to “develop a strategy that explores municipal and other options for increasing broadband competition” – and an emphasis on existing market solutions.