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Billy Ray on the Origins of the First Muni Broadband Network

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Oct 17, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/billy-ray-on-the-origins-of-the-first-muni-broadband-network/

During the summer, I spent two days in Glasgow, Kentucky, to learn about the first municipal broadband network in the country. I believe it also became the first community in the US to have broadband access available universally within the town.

Working with the Media Working Group, we recorded several interviews with people there, including a lot of time with Electric Power Board Superintendent Billy Ray. Billy Ray has been a key proponent of local self-reliance and a pioneeer of community owned networks.

Below, we pulled out a few snippets of our interview talking about the origins of the Glasgow network. All of our stories about Glasgow are available here.

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