Knoxville Downtown Wondering ‘Where Is All the Broadband?’

Date: 1 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Knoxville Metro Pulse reporter Paige Hunton published a story last month about a common complaint from downtown residents and businesses – “Downtown Knoxville’s Internet Access Kinda Sucks. Can It Be Fixed?” The problem worked its way from local talk to twitter … Read More

Kentucky Coalition Takes Down AT&T Bill to Remove Consumer Phone Protections – Community Broadband Bits #44

Date: 30 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Episode #44 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast expands on our story exploring a major victory over bad AT&T-driven legislation in Kentucky. We welcome Mimi Pickering of Appalshop and Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council. We discuss why the … Read More

“Level Playing Field” Padded With Public Dollars to Private Providers

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Municipal broadband networks have been gaining traction across the country. It’s easy to see why: In many rural and low-income communities, privately offered broadband services are nonexistent. In its 2012 Broadband Progress Report the Federal Communications Commission counted nearly 20 … Read More

Kentuckians Once Again Fighting to Keep Landlines

Date: 22 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last year, we reported on the failed SB 135, which would have eliminated the “carrier of last resort” requirement in the state. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Paul Hornback would have let AT&T decide who could receive basic telephone … Read More

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