Tullahoma News Seeks Insider’s View Via Broadband Bits Podcast

Date: 16 Dec 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In July 2013, Christopher Mitchell interviewed Brian Skelton, General Manager of the Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB), for Episode #54 of the Broadband Bits podcast. The Tullahoma News recently reported on the podcast in an article on LighTUBe, the municipal network … Read More

Chris Mitchell on Municipal Networks in the Baltimore Sun

Date: 25 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell recently published an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun. Comcast has abused its standing as the dominant provider for years and the community is examining options. Mitchell’s op/ed addressed the issue foremost in the mind of Mayor … Read More

Postcard to Incoming FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Date: 20 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  As new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler begins serving the public, we want to welcome him with open arms and some good advice. ILSR teamed up with the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) to create a personalized postcard with ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell. … Read More

ILSR and Collaborators File Comments in FCC’s E-rate Proceedings

Date: 20 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR, the Consumer’s Union, and Common Cause recently filed comments with the FCC as it examines E-rate. The agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau is currently reviewing the E-rate program for Schools and Libraries. The program provides funding from the Universal Services … Read More

Central California: Shafter Creating Fiber Connections for Business, Quality of Life

Date: 31 Jul 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Shafter, California, faced tough economic times when the end of the housing boom derailed its fiber optic network plans. Rather than discard a vision to use high-speed broadband as a catalyst for better quality of life and economic development, the … Read More

Small Iowa Town’s Telecom Utility Long Time Coming: Broadband Bits #53

Date: 8 Jul 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Waverly, a town of 10,000 in Iowa, decided to create a city owned telecommunications utility with a successful referendum vote in 2000 but has only recently decided to move forward with a major investment to offer services. Mike Litterer, Interim … Read More

North Carolina Legislator Accused of Favoring Time Warner Cable

Date: 12 Jun 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Accusations of special treatment for Time Warner Cable found their way into floor debate at the North Carolina General Assembly and it was no surprise to ILSR staff. Republican legislator and former Committee Chair Robert Brawley shared a revealing letter … Read More

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