Net Neutrality and FairlawnGig®

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal regulations that classified the Internet as a utility. This action by the FCC is known as rolling back net neutrality.

We do not expect the changes in net neutrality will affect FairlawnGig services directly.

The City of Fairlawn owns and operates the entire “last mile” network in Fairlawn. FairlawnGig connects to the Internet through multiple upstream Internet providers. The pricing and terms of use for these Internet connections have not changed.  We don’t anticipate any changes in our Internet access agreements at this time, as there is no reason for the large telecom companies to treat Internet traffic from FairlawnGig differently than anything else.

FairlawnGig® Landscape Restoration Update

Since the completion of FairlawnGig construction, City of Fairlawn Service Department crews have been restoring the landscaping. Crews will be pausing in their work at the end of this week. We will resume and complete restoration in the Spring when the warm weather will allow us to return the landscaping to its pre-construction appearance. If you have any concerns about the landscaping in your neighborhood, please call the City of Fairlawn Service Department at 330-668-9550.

If you haven’t yet signed up for FairlawnGig Internet service, please do so here.