New York City’s Ambitious Broadband Plan Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

Date: 15 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2020, New York City officials unveiled a massive new broadband proposal they promised would dramatically reshape affordable broadband access in the city. Instead, the program has been steadily and quietly dismantled, replaced by a variety of costly …… Read More

Duluth, Minnesota Could Revolutionize Affordable Internet Access Citywide

Date: 12 Aug 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Like countless U.S. communities, Duluth, Minnesota (pop. 86,000) got a crash course on the importance of affordable broadband during the Covid-19 crisis. Those struggles in telecommuting and home education helped fuel a dramatic new broadband expansion…… Read More

Monopoly Internet Service Providers Mire Grant Process With Costly, Empty Challenges

Date: 22 Dec 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Over 230 communities have applied for National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Infrastructure Program grants. But community leaders increasingly say they’re facing costly, unnecessary challenges from incumbent broadband providers, who are exploiting unreliable U.S. broadband maps to overstate existing coverage and defend the status quo.… Read More