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Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband”

Fact Sheet Explains Why "Satellite Is Not Broadband"

Lisa Gonzalez

September 13, 2018

As a nation our goal is ubiquitous broadband coverage so every person, regardless of where they live, can obtain the fast, affordable, reliable Internet access necessary for modern times. For people in rural areas, where large national wireline providers don’t typically invest in the infrastructure for high-quality connectivity, satellite Internet access is often their only choice. In our Satellite Is Not Broadband fact sheet we address some of the reasons why depending on satellite Internet access to serve rural America is a mistake.  READ MORE


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Colorado Town Leaders Decide to Move Forward on Publicly Owned Network Project

Colorado Town Leaders Decide to Move Forward on Publicly Owned Network Project

Lisa Gonzalez

November 14, 2018

Until November 6th, community leaders in Loveland, Colorado, vacillated between whether or not to hold a referendum for final voter approval on a muni project. Asking voters to make the final call can remove political uncertainty, but there are times when   READ MORE


Tax Change Deters Rural Co-ops From Expanding Internet Access

Tax Change Deters Rural Co-ops From Expanding Internet Access

Katie Kienbaum

November 9, 2018

For many rural Americans, the local electric or telephone cooperative is their best hope for finally obtaining modern-day connectivity. With the support of government funding, rural cooperatives have brought electricity, telephone service, and more recently broadband access to some of the most r  READ MORE


Colorado Voters Continue to Reclaim Local Authority with Gusto

Colorado Voters Continue to Reclaim Local Authority with Gusto

Lisa Gonzalez

November 7, 2018

The march toward reclaiming local telecommunications authority throughout Colorado continued yesterday as eighteen more communities opted out of restrictive SB 152. As in prior years, voters passed referendums with high majorities in every contest. It’s a Sweep Once again, local voters emphatically e  READ MORE


Publicly Owned Network in Colorado Sees Major Success

Publicly Owned Network in Colorado Sees Major Success

Lisa Gonzalez

November 5, 2018

We knew that Longmonters loved their publicly owned network, but recent numbers show how many of them have shunned incumbents to switch. More than half of the market in Longmont has now signed up with NextLight. While NextLight subscribers enjoy fast, affordable, r  READ MORE


FCC Commissioner Falsely Claims Municipal Networks Violate First Amendment

FCC Commissioner Falsely Claims Municipal Networks Violate First Amendment

Lisa Gonzalez

October 30, 2018

On October 24th, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly spoke before the Media Institute at their “Free Speech America” Gala. In a speech for the telecom-backed group, O’Rielly delivered exactly what many of the big hitters in the audience would want to hear. H  READ MORE


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