Officials in Alexandria, Virginia, have reissued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the construction of a municipal fiber network. Officials say the network would connect city facilities, but private companies could use the network to reach more residents. The ITB comes as residents and city leaders have raised concerns about a lack competition for high-speed Internet in the city. Comcast is the primary provider in the city, which recently announced it will impose a data cap of 1.2 terabytes per month beginning in 2021. Comcast says 95% of customers do not exceed that cap, which is in place in other parts of the country. However, OpenVault says the number of households using more than 1 terabyte of data is rising.
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