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Google Fiber


A loophole in Nebraska state law could result in the city of Omaha losing millions of dollars. 


This past fall, the Omaha City Council approved a license agreement to bring Google Fiber to the city. However, current state law prevents the City of Omaha from charging Google Fiber a franchise fee. Existing service providers pay a 5% franchise fee.


The city is giving Google Fiber an unfair advantage in approving this agreement before fixing state law. Additionally, Google intends to pay the city a 2% gross revenue fee, which is still less than what other service providers pay. 


The City of Omaha should not allow unfair advantages to certain private companies in favor of others.



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Marin, J. “City Council discusses agreement to bring Google Fiber to Omaha,” WOWT. Retrieved 18 Oct. 2022,

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