Broadband First Responders: Libraries, Schools, and ISPs Open Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Students for Remote Learning

Date: 26 Mar 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Visitors to libraries across the country are being greeted with signs declaring, “Library Closed,” in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. But increasingly, those words are followed by the ones seen outside Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, Pennsylvania: “Park for Free Wi-Fi.”… Read More

Coronavirus Shows How Inequity Makes Us Vulnerable (Episode 94)

Date: 18 Mar 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco talks with Stacy Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell about how communities are responding to the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. The pandemic is already drastically impacting local businesses, and is on track to further exacerbate existing inequalities. … Read More

2020 State Laws That Determine the Future of Community Owned Networks

Date: 26 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As state lawmakers debate in committee rooms and Capitol chambers around the country, various broadband and Internet network infrastructure bills are appearing on agendas. Some are good news for local communities interested in developing publicly owned networks … Read More

Eight-Town Region in SouthWest Rural Minnesota Gets High-Speed, Reliable Internet Access

Date: 25 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rural areas are taking steps to improve their connectivity and are developing high-quality Internet access on par with the best services in urban centers. When smaller communities band together, they increase their chances of developing fast, affordable, reliable community networks that serve a larger swath of people.… Read More

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