New Report Details Local Government Efforts to Improve Minnesota Connectivity

Date: 30 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our latest report, All Hands On Deck: Minnesota Local Government Models for Expanding Fiber Internet Access, we analyze how local governments in 12 Minnesota communities are expanding 21st century Internet access to their citizens. In 2010, the Minnesota legislature … Read More

Minnesota Local Governments Advance Super Fast Internet Networks

Date: 19 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As in much of rural America, communities in Greater Minnesota struggle with connectivity. Some areas have no choice at all, forced to rely on dial-up or slow DSL. Others have an incumbent cable provider. A few local community leaders in … Read More

Santa Monica City Net: An Incremental Approach to Building a Fiber Optic Network

Date: 5 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Santa Monica has built a fiber network called City Net that has lowered its own costs for telecommunications, helped to retain businesses, and attracted new businesses to the community. Built incrementally without debt, it offers a roadmap any community can … Read More

The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina

Date: 3 Jan 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 5 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home network competing with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lobbied to take that decision away from other cities. The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network was recently examined in … Read More

Report: Community Network Leads North Carolina to Fast Internet Future

Date: 5 Dec 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Following the collapse of key industries, a town of 50,000 in eastern North Carolina had to make a hard choice. It wanted to support existing businesses and attract new ones but the cable and telephone companies were not interested in … Read More

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