Comments on Dubuque Municipal Connectivity Utility Feasibility Study

September 19, 2005
Ronald J. Rizzuto, Ph.D.

I have reviewed the Dubuque Municipal Connectivity Utility Feasibility Study. Based on this review, I have reached the following conclusions:

  • The study does not support a recommendation that the City of Dubuque should build a
  • municipal wireless network.

  • The base case forecast in the plan is aggressive and unrealistic. As a consequence, the
  • study understates the financial investment that the taxpayers will have to make in a
  • municipal network.