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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 28, 2013

Publicly Owned LUS Fiber Network Attracts Another Business to Lafayette

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/publicly-owned-lus-fiber-network-attracts-another-business-lafayette

We recently learned that Tapes Again, a company that specializes in media reproduction and packaging, is moving to Lafayette, Louisiana, from Boulder, Colorado. The company is leaving its 20 year home to take advantage of LUSFiber’s incredible network. According to a Business Brief from TheAdvertiser.com: Tapes Again, a company started in Boulder, Colo., more than… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 27, 2013

Atlanta Writer Looks to Chattanooga, Fears State Bill to Prevent Internet Investment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/atlanta-writer-looks-chattanooga-fears-state-bill-prevent-internet-investment

Chattanooga continues to receive attention because of the incredible community owned network they built for themselves. We recently came across an article from Tom Baxter of the Atlanta SaportaReport. In his article, Chattanooga: Eating our lunch in liveability, Baxter expresses the envy he feels as an Atlantan as he considers the way Chattanooga has transformed… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 26, 2013

Morristown Explains Why it Built a Fiber Network for Itself – Community Broadband Bits #35

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/morristown-explains-why-it-built-fiber-network-itself-community-broadband-bits-35

Morristown, Tennessee, is one of very few communities where anyone in town can immediately get a gigabit delivered to their home and business. General Manager and CEO Jody Wigington of the municipal electric utility, Morristown Utility Systems, joins me to discuss why they built their network and how it is has benefited the community. The… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | 1 Comment | Updated on Feb 26, 2013

ILSR Releases New Community Networks Map

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/ilsr-releases-new-community-networks-map/

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has released a new interactive map showcasing 342 community owned networks throughout the United States that serve local businesses and residents. The Community Internet Map is available at MuniNetworks.org/communitymap/ Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 26, 2013

LaGrange Muni Network Serves Business and Government in Georgia

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/lagrange-muni-network-serves-business-and-government-georgia

As the Georgia legislature considers HB 282, a bill that will restrict local governments from investing in telecommunications networks, we are continuing coverage of the communities that will be harmed by passage of the legislation. Should the restrictions become law, existing networks will not be able to expand. No expansion means fewer opportunities to reap… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 25, 2013

Nebraska Town Creates Fiber Partnership For Schools, City

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/nebraska-town-creates-fiber-partnership-schools-city

Fremont Public Schools and the City of Fremont are joining forces to bring better connectivity to students and government. According to a Fremont Tribune article, work has already started on a fiber optic project that will increase bandwidth for both entities. Fremont is a few miles northwest of Omaha and checks in with over 25,000… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 25, 2013

Georgia Mayor: “I Hate to Think What Our Community Would Be Like Without Our Network”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/georgia-mayor-i-hate-think-what-our-community-would-be-without-our-network

Recently on Gigabit Nation, host Craig Settles visited with Mayor Max Beverly from Thomasville, Georgia. As our readers know, the Georgia General Assembly is again considering a bill to limit municipal efforts to bring connectivity to local residents and businesses. That bill is currently scheduled to be heard on Tuesday afternoon, 2/26, but many people… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under General | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 25, 2013

ILSR’s Mother Earth News Columns

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/ilsr-mother-earth-news-columns-1977-1983/

Back in 1977 Mother Earth News asked ILSR to write a column called Local Self-Reliance.  Over the next several years we ended up writing more than three dozen. Rereading them after all these years, we’re struck by how current they seem.  Back then we were identifying pioneering communities that were establishing solar utilities, expanding recycling,… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 24, 2013

Chattanooga’s Network On Knoxville News

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/chattanoogas-network-knoxville-news

We recently came across a news report from Knoxville’s WBIR. The video touches on how the city has gone from a town that used to rely on the choo-choo to a metropolitan wonder that flies over fiber optic cables. Walter Cronkite called Chattanooga the “dirtiest city in America” but the network is transforming it into… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 23, 2013

OneCommunity Helps More Ohio Towns Take Advantage of Fiber

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/onecommunity-helps-more-ohio-towns-take-advantage-fiber

In Cuyahoga County, OneCommunity is leading the effort of upgrade the County’s networking ability. With a special focus on improving pubic safety, the project is estimated to save the county $10 million over the next 5 years. From the OneCommunity blog: The project provides high-bandwidth connectivity and secure video conferencing to more than 60 county… Continue reading