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Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Commonwealth Edison Company

The proposed project represents a 446-mile fiber deployment covering the south and west sides of Chicago, which includes the build of 30 strategic interconnection points for third-party access and construction of additional fiber capacity to be allocated for last-mile providers. ComEd will be bringing new available low-cost middle-mile infrastructure into 24 communities in need, representing over 440,000 households. To increase downstream affordability through the material reduction of broadband prices necessary for these neighborhoods, ComEd takes a flexible approach to its dark fiber pricing that accounts for the affordability needs of a neighborhood and the last mile providers’ operational requirements.

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Chicago Middle Mile Fiber for Disadvantaged Communities
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