Policy Documents

No. 110 Iowa Municipal Communications Systems: The Financial Track Record

Ronald J. Rizzuto, Ph.D. –
September 10, 2005

This report documents the financial performance of three municipal communications systems operating in Iowa: Cedar Falls, Muscatine, and Spencer. The author chose these cities because they are the largest systems in Iowa and are most likely to provide a sufficient scale of operation to test the economic viability of municipal wireline communications providers. The financial information contained in this report was compiled from annual reports released by each system.