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Tuttle, Oklahoma Completes Its Citywide Fiber Broadband Network, Bringing Future-Proof Service To All

Tuttle, Oklahoma Completes Its Citywide Fiber Broadband Network, Bringing Future-Proof Service To All

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

August 17, 2021

Ten years ago the local cable provider in Tuttle, Oklahoma (pop. 7,300) went bankrupt. After looking at community-owned networks around the country, city officials decided that it should invest for the well-being of its local economy and its residents, as well as to give local government the tools it needed to increase efficiency and save money. Its network, Tuttle Fiber, is complete today, and will deliver universal, fast, affordable, and locally accountable Internet access for decades to come.  READ MORE


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Rethinking Rural Connectivity with Christopher Ali — Episode 134 of Building Local Power

Rethinking Rural Connectivity with Christopher Ali — Episode 134 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

September 2, 2021

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken and Sean Gonsalves, Senior Researchers with ILSR’s Community Broadband initiative, as well as Christopher Ali, an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies a  READ MORE


Vinton, Iowa’s Municipal Fiber Utility Offers Affordable, Locally Accountable Internet Access Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Vinton, Iowa’s Municipal Fiber Utility Offers Affordable, Locally Accountable Internet Access Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Jericho Casper

August 26, 2021

Vinton, Iowa’s municipal communications utility, iVinton, connected its 1,000th subscriber with high-speed fiber optic Internet service this week. Demand for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity across the 4.74-square-mile Iowa community (est. pop. 5,100) is so substantial that iVinton, governed by the Vinton Municipal Electric Ut  READ MORE


Tuttle, Oklahoma Completes Its Citywide Fiber Broadband Network, Bringing Future-Proof Service To All

Tuttle, Oklahoma Completes Its Citywide Fiber Broadband Network, Bringing Future-Proof Service To All

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

August 17, 2021

A version of this story was originally published by the National League of Cities. Read the original here, with the full version below. There’s an overwhelming tendency among regular Americans to conflate the basic infrastructure which surrounds us with permanence. Whether it’s the   READ MORE


In the Wall Street Journal: Cable, Internet Companies Stand to Gain From Broadband Funding in Infrastructure

In the Wall Street Journal: Cable, Internet Companies Stand to Gain From Broadband Funding in Infrastructure

Aarushi Sen

August 10, 2021

In the News: Christopher Mitchell August 3, 2021 Media Outlet: Wall Street Journal The Senate recently approved a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, something that could have huge impacts in the realm of broadband and connectivity. The bill includes $65 billion to improve Internet  READ MORE


New Fiber Broadband Project Near Ann Arbor, Michigan Hopes to Be a Catalyst for Economic Restoration

New Fiber Broadband Project Near Ann Arbor, Michigan Hopes to Be a Catalyst for Economic Restoration

Maren Machles

August 5, 2021

Washtenaw County (pop. 367,600), home of B-24 bomber, a once booming automotive industry and the University of Michigan, is making strides toward bringing the region back into an economic powerhouse, running 20 miles of fiber from downtown Ann Arbor through  READ MORE


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