Connectivity Purgatory: Frontier Communications Delays Local Provider’s Fast Network

Date: 1 Jun 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It took an extra year for a community in Minnesota to finally see high-quality Internet service. Balaton spent an extra year in connectivity purgatory while Frontier delayed a much-needed project. To learn more, we connected with the Balaton and Marshall Economic Development Director Tara Onken and Woodstock Communications Vice President and General Manager Terry Nelson.… Read More

Colorado Legislature Blocks Monopoly Tactic Against Municipal Broadband

Date: 26 Mar 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A bill making its way through the Colorado General Assembly is tackling one of the most effective tools that big incumbent ISPs use to secure their positions as monopoly Internet access providers – the right of first refusal. If HB 1099 passes, community leaders and advocates for a competitive broadband market will be able to put a chink in the monopoly armor. Other states may follow their lead.… Read More

Missourian Tells Story of Rural Community Without Business-Quality Broadband

Date: 15 Jan 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Directly north of Springfield, Missouri, sits Hermitage, a rural community of less than 500 residents. With only a few more than 200 households in Hermitage, it isn’t surprising that none of the big incumbent providers want to install the infrastructure … Read More

Local Authority Wins Across Colorado; Comcast Loses In Fort Collins

Date: 8 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Voters in 18 19 Colorado communities chose local telecommunications authority with an average rate of 83 percent. In Fort Collins, voters weren’t swayed by rivers of cash Comcast threw at them in the final month leading up to a ballot issue to pave the way … Read More

Comcast’s Election Investment: Policy Brief On Seattle, Fort Collins, & Broadband Ballots

Date: 2 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Comcast is doing its best to buy elections in Seattle and Fort Collins and this new report from the Community Broadband Networks team found out why: the telecom giant stands to lose millions in customer’s service if their preferred option loses at the ballot.… Read More

Movie Monster Madness At MuniNetworks! Internet Terror Triple Feature!

Date: 28 Oct 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Much like the the bone-chilling flicks celebrating eerie entertainment that dwells in the depths of our dark imaginations, monster cable and DSL Internet service providers strike terror in the hearts of subscribers…if they survive. Mesmerizing fees, hair-raising customer service, and … Read More

Grover Beach Chooses Local Partner to Improve Local Connectivity for Businesses

Date: 18 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After several years of considering options for a municipal network, the community of Grover Beach, California, is improving local connectivity options through a collaboration with private partner Digital West.  According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the City struck a … 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

Community Broadband Media Roundup – October 3, 2014

Date: 5 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“The Times, they are a-changin” quoted Chairman Wheeler this week in St. Paul. And with it, must come faster Internet speeds if the United States is going to keep up in the competitive economy. Multichannel’s John Eggerton reported on Wheeler’s … Read More

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