Jim Baller Discusses Municipal Broadband History – Community Broadband Bits Episode #57

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

Jim Baller has been helping local governments to build community owned networks for as long as they have been building them. He is the President of and Senior Principal of the Baller Herbst Law Group in Washington, DC. Jim joins … Read More

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

Date: 29 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they … Read More

Community Networks and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, … Read More

ILSR Releases New Community Network and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, … Read More

Broadband at the Speed of Light

Date: 9 Apr 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 12 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The fastest networks in the nation are built by local governments, a new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Benton Foundation reveals Chattanooga, Tennessee, is well known for being the first community with citywide access to a “gig,” … Read More

Bristol, RI, Bans Large “Formula” Businesses

Date: 6 Aug 2004 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

"We may look back and think this is one of the most important things we’ve done," said Bristol, Rhode Island, Town Councilor Halsey Herreshoff after the council unanimously passed a formula business ordinance in May. Bristol is a community of 23,000 people about half an hour southeast of Providence. The ordinance bars formula businesses larger than 2,500 square feet or that take up more than 65 feet of street frontage from locating in Bristol’s historic downtown.… Read More