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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Mar 16, 2015

Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 14

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/community-broadband-media-roundup-march-14/

Whether You’re Red or Blue, You Should Love the FCC’s Internet Plan: This Tea Party guy gets it. Why don’t DC Republicans? by Susan Crawford, BackChannel He said (paraphrasing), “I want my freedom and I can’t stand the idea of government messing with our lives, and that’s why I like the Tea Party. But I… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 11, 2015

Dark Fiber Option Coming to Arlington Businesses

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/dark-fiber-option-coming-to-arlington-businesses/

Arlington is finally ready to open up its network to local businesses seeking better connectivity, reports local news WJLA. The county board recently voted unanimously to allow providers to lease dark fiber from approximately 10 miles of the 59-mile network. They hope to spur economic development and entice ISPs to provide better connectivity for residents… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jan 20, 2015

Ting Delivering FTTH Is Great News for Community Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Episode 134

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/ting-delivering-ftth-is-great-news-for-community-fiber-community-broadband-bits-episode-134/

In recent weeks, we have been excited to see announcements from Ting, a company long known for being a great wireless provider (both Lisa and I are customers), that is now getting into FTTH deployments. The first announcement was from Charlottesville where it acquired another company. Last week they announced a partnership with Westminster, Maryland…. Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 16, 2015

Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority Issues RFP

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/roanoke-valley-broadband-authority-issues-rfp-3/

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia has taken a deliberate pace on the road to improving local connectivity. On December 10th, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) released an RFP for proposals for an open access fiber optic network. The RVBA is seeking a partner to build the network that will remain a publicly owned asset… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 25, 2014

Chattanooga Profiled in Al Jazeera America

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/chattanooga-profiled-in-al-jazeera-america/

“There are companies that do what we do, but we can do it in hours, and they can take weeks,” said Posey. “Anywhere else, it would take a lot more time and a lot more money … Chattanooga is essential to our business model.” Al Jazeera America’s Peter Moskowitz recently spoke with Clay Posey, one… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on May 6, 2014

Connecting Arlington, From Anchors to Businesses – Community Broadband Bits Podcast #97

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/connecting-arlington-from-anchors-to-businesses-community-broadband-bits-podcast-97/

Located just outside Washington DC, Arlington is the dense, high tech county that houses the Pentagon. This week’s Community Broadband Bits podcast features Arlington County CIO Jack Belcher. Having already built a top-notch fiber network to connect community anchor institutions, the County is now preparing to improve connectivity for local businesses. We discuss a range… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Apr 8, 2014

ConnectArlington to Offer Dark Fiber Services to Local Businesses in Virginia

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/connectarlington-to-offer-dark-fiber-services-to-local-businesses-in-virginia/

We last reported on Arlington County, Virginia, in the summer of 2012 when they were into phase II of their publicly owned fiber network deployment. At the time, the community planned to use the dark fiber network for public schools, traffic management, and public safety. That plan will now include local businesses. ARLnow reports that… Continue reading

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

Will Alexandria Consider A Municipal Network?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/will-alexandria-consider-a-municipal-network/

Alexandria, Virginia‘s City Council is talking about broadband. In a recent DelRay Patch article, Drew Hansen reported that Councilman Justin Wilson recently addressed the Del Ray Citizen’s Association to advocate for a plan to improve local connectivity. From the article: “We’re still dealing with severe budget issues and dropping $300 million on a huge broadband… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 16, 2013

The Wired Road Now A Gigabit Network

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/the-wired-road-now-a-gigabit-network/

The Wired Road, a community-owned open access network, provides affordable fiber connectivity in rural Virginia. The network recently upgraded and now offers Gigabit commercial service in the Blue Ridge Crossroads region. From the press release: “America only has a few networks offering 1 Gigabit Broadband Services; it’s awesome that we have that technology here in… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 22, 2013

Danville Continues to Attract Jobs to Region After Building Fiber Network

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/danville-continues-to-attract-jobs-to-region-after-building-fiber-network/

Danville’s open access network has fueled economic development in the Virginia community’s resurgence after tobacco’s demise and job losses from a once thriving textile industry put a hurt on the local economy. Danville’s technological prowess is now attracting companies from China, in addition to other economic development gains we covered previously. Jason Grey, nDanville’s Network Manager,… Continue reading