Court Sides With Louisville: One Touch Make Ready Is A-Ok

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Louisville has overcome a tall hurdle in its efforts to bring better connectivity and more competition to the community through local control. On August 16th the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky supported the city’s one touch make ready (OTMR) ordinance. AT&T challenged the ordinance in court, but their arguments fell flat and … Read More

Alabama Committee Kills Bill For Better Connectivity

Date: 10 Apr 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

When Alabama State Sen. Tom Whatley from Auburn spoke with OANow in late March, he described his bill, SB 228, as a “go-to-war bill.” The bill would have allowed Opelika Power Services (OPS) to expand its Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services to his community. On Wednesday, April 5th, his colleagues in the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee decided … Read More

New Report: AT&T Digital Discrimination in Cleveland

Date: 16 Mar 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and Connect Your Community concludes that the telecom giant AT&T has redlined low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland. The company has cherry-picked higher-income neighborhoods for new technology investments and skipped over neighborhoods with high-poverty rates. AT&T’s Digital Redlining, uses publicly available data from the FCC and the American Community Survey to expose how AT&T has failed … Read More

Christopher Mitchell Speaks to Politico Live on “The Future of the Wireless World”

Date: 9 Mar 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On March 7th, Christopher participated in a panel discussion sponsored by Politico and Qualcomm as part of an event called “The Future of the Wireless World.” The panel was moderated by Politico Technology Reporter Alex Byers and included ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell.… Read More

Tennessee Broadband Bill Is A Jackpot For AT&T, Junk For EPB

Date: 27 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam doesn’t want the public’s money to pay for publicly owned Internet infrastructure. He has no problem, however, writing a $45 million check backed by taxpayers and payable to the likes of AT&T in Tennessee. “A Little Song, A Little Dance, A Little Seltzer Down Your Pants” On Wednesday, Haslam introduced the “Tennessee … Read More

Movie Monster Madness At MuniNetworks! Internet Terror Triple Feature!

Date: 28 Oct 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Much like the the bone-chilling flicks celebrating eerie entertainment that dwells in the depths of our dark imaginations, monster cable and DSL Internet service providers strike terror in the hearts of subscribers…if they survive. Mesmerizing fees, hair-raising customer service, and shockingly slow connections can drive one to the brink of madness. In celebration of Halloween 2016, … Read More

AT&T Tries to End the Magic of One Touch Make-Ready

Date: 28 Mar 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On the border of Kentucky and Indiana a fight is brewing as AT&T and Google Fiber have both announced plans to bring Gigabit Internet service to Louisville, Kentucky. Home to over half a million, the city could see major economic development with new ultra high-speed Internet access, but there’s a problem: the utility poles. AT&T is … Read More

Carl Junction Partnering for Wi-Fi in Missouri

Date: 31 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Carl Junction has been looking for a way to improve connectivity in its southwest corner of the state for several years. Plans for a fiber network did not come to pass, but the community has found a private partner to bring ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi to town. The City Council voted unanimously to approve a deal with … Read More

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