Our Look at DC Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision

Date: 15 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran January 14 on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks. In addition to the broader topic of Network Neutrality, the decision will affect local communities’ authority to serve their citizens. This is the first of … Read More

Chris Mitchell Shares Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; The Challenge of Private Sector Cable Competition

Date: 15 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks.  This the second in a series of posts exploring lessons learned from the Seattle Gigabit Squared project, which now appears unlikely to be built. The first post … Read More

Chris Mitchell Shares Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; Addressing Big City Community Networks

Date: 9 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We originally published this story on MuniNetworks.org, ILSR’s site dedicated to our broadband initiative. This is the first in a series of articles on Seattle and Gigabit Squared by Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Initiative. A few weeks ago, a … Read More

Op-Ed: Baltimore Makes Smart Move with Fiber Investment

Date: 5 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On November 25, the Baltimore Sun ran this opinion piece by me regarding Baltimore’s approach to expanding Internet access in the city. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently spoke the plain truth: “You can’t grow jobs with slow Internet.” This simple … Read More

Cedar Falls Shows Long Term Muni Network Success: Community Broadband Bits Episode #75

Date: 3 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cedar Falls Utilities operates one of the oldest community owned networks in the nation. It started as a cable network in the 90’s, upgraded to FTTH recently, and this year began offering the first citywide gigabit service in Iowa. CFU … Read More

Billy Ray on the Origins of the First Muni Broadband Network: Community Broadband Bits Episode #74

Date: 26 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last month, we unveiled a video teaser of our interviews in Glasgow, Kentucky over the summer regarding its municipal broadband network. This week our podcast features a few clips from those interviews with Billy Ray, the Superintendent of Glasgow’s Electric … Read More

Chris Mitchell on Municipal Networks in the Baltimore Sun

Date: 25 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell recently published an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun. Comcast has abused its standing as the dominant provider for years and the community is examining options. Mitchell’s op/ed addressed the issue foremost in the mind of Mayor … Read More

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