Distributed Generation Under Fire (Q2 2016)

Date: 29 Aug 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

States nationwide continued to adjust their solar generation policies in ways that curtail the benefits of distributed generation in the second quarter of this year, a trend that softened slightly after a harsh start to 2016. All told, 42 states … Read More

Tennessee Farm Bureau Association Backs State Legislation to End Barriers

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Association recently put its support behind state legislation from Senator Janice Bowling and Rep. Kevin Brooks reports the Times Free Press.  The Bureau told the Times Free Press: “Our members are hungry to have broadband,” said … Read More

Missouri Bill Creates New Barriers to Community Networks

Date: 13 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Republican State Representative Rocky Miller began the new legislative session with a bill designed to yank authority from local communities that need better connectivity.  Even though the state already preempts local authority to sell telecommunications services and requires a referendum for … Read More

Chattanooga and Wilson Comment Period Open; Tell the FCC You Support Local Authority

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

Last week, the communities of Chattanooga and Wilson, North Carolina, filed petitions with the FCC. Both communities requested that the agency remove state barriers preventing expansion beyond their current service areas. On July 28, the FCC established a public comment … Read More

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