The experiment of government owned broadband networks (GONs) is over. The experiment failed. A failed experiment isn't a failure if we use the information to pursue another path. Continuing down a path of wasted dollars, however, is a failure.
Over 450 municipal broadband networks spread across the states have not delivered effective broadband for unserved Americans and they continue to lose taxpayer dollars. Four hundred and fifty is a more than adequate sample size to judge the ineffectiveness of GONs.