The Power of Electric Cooperatives: Recommended Article

Date: 9 Jun 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Journalist Jill Nolin recently dove into the details of electric cooperatives and Internet service in an article for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in Georgia. Rural electric co-ops offer an avenue for robust rural connectivity that is in keeping with the long-standing rural tradition of self-reliance.… Read More

Locating Fiber: Local Leaders Can Help State Decision Makers

Date: 12 Apr 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Better conduit policy and One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) are two approaches seeing the state legislative limelight recently. With local examples to offer guidance, a few state lawmakers are attempting to implement similar rules. State Governments Follow Local Leads Local communities know their … Read More

Public-Private Partnership Pursued in Pennsylvania

Date: 28 Mar 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Pennsylvania’s state barriers won’t stop this community from improving Internet service for its municipal facilities, residents, and businesses. The City of Lancaster is collaborating with private provider MAW Communications to ensure the community has next-generation technology. Their public-private partnership, LanCity … Read More

New Report: AT&T Digital Discrimination in Cleveland

Date: 16 Mar 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and Connect Your Community concludes that the telecom giant AT&T has redlined low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland. The company has cherry-picked higher-income neighborhoods for new technology investments and skipped over neighborhoods with high-poverty rates. AT&T’s Digital Redlining, uses publicly … Read More

Trust In Government: Strongest Close To Home

Date: 27 Sep 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We have recently covered state laws preempting local control, especially in North Carolina and Tennessee. State governments are supposed to be “laboratories of democracy” and municipalities are sub-parts of the state. Preemption is ostensibly to prevent problems, but instead these … Read More

Connectivity’s Community Impact: Looking At The Numbers

Date: 24 Sep 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

People rave about next-generation connectivity’s possibilities in rural economies, but what does that mean for locals? A recent survey quantified the actual impact of a reliable high-speed Internet connection in an underserved area. Central Minnesota telephone cooperative, Consolidated Telephone Company … Read More

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