The power of public-private partnership models is that they can accomplish more than any single party can on their own. Here's another example from southeast New Mexico, an area typically economically challenged, but seeing growth in recent years.
The partnership of the state's Department of Information Technology and Exxon Mobil is investing to provide broadband access to residents in the area. By teaming together, the State of NM is able to also provide the service to residents at much lower costs than if they had tried to do so on their own. Another good example of how this model can be useful in meeting public infrastructure and policy goals.
“This collaboration will provide greater connectivity for area businesses, schools and households, and make southeast New Mexico a safer place to live and work,”