Fact Sheet on Minnesota’s Rural Digital Divide

Date: 5 Dec 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The fact sheet highlights the great work that Minnesota cooperatives and municipalities have done to bring fast, affordable, reliable Internet service to rural areas throughout the state. They’ve built many Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, but there is still much work to … Read More

Fast, Affordable, Modern Broadband for North Carolina Fact Sheet

Date: 16 Feb 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In North Carolina, state law effectively prohibits local communities from collaborating with neighbors or partnering to offer gigabit connectivity to residents, businesses, or anchor institutions. As a result, rural communities are unable to keep pace with the 21st century. The … Read More

Community Broadband Networks Map Fact Sheet 2015

Date: 9 Feb 2015 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As of January 2015, more communities than ever before have realized the value of publicly owned broadband infrastructure. Many communities that choose to invest in publicly owned infrastructure do so because their needs are not met by large corporate providers. While … Read More

Community Connectivity Toolkit Launched

Date: 4 Dec 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If your community is hungry for better connectivity, you may be interested in starting a community network initiative. Getting started can be a daunting task so we developed the Community Connectivity Toolkit. The Toolkit includes broad suggestions for steps you … Read More

Correcting Community Fiber Fallacies: Attacks on LUS Fiber

Date: 15 Oct 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In just the last year the Lafayette Utility System (LUS) gigabit network has attracted 1300 high-tech jobs. Chairman Wheeler praises the network for doing what many communities hope to do, but cannot because of state laws limiting municipal broadband networks. Critics are desperate to discredit … Read More

Comcasts Invests in Theme Parks Rather than Better Broadband

Date: 29 Jul 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

While its network continues to offer last generation speeds at high prices and their customer service reps go viral harassing customers who try to leave their grasp, Comcast executives have decided it is time to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to … Read More

Formal Petitions Filed on Behalf of Community Networks

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance praises Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota for leading the growing list of organizations committed to defending the authority of communities to make their own decisions when it comes to build the Internet networks of tomorrow.… Read More

Media Roundup: Blackburn Amendment Lights Up Newswires

Date: 22 Jul 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance praises Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota for leading the growing list of organizations committed to defending the authority of communities to make their own decisions when it comes to build the Internet networks of tomorrow.… Read More

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