Denver Suburb Seeks to Take Back Local Authority

Date: 1 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Centennial is asking its voters to reclaim local authority this election. City leaders want to make better use of an existing fiber optic system but a 2005 Colorado state law pushed by a corporate telephone company precludes it. If the … Read More

Shafter Network Expands To Serve Local Businesses in California

Date: 29 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The community of Shafter enjoys savings, better public safety, and more educational opportunities with the municipal fiber network that we wrote about two weeks ago and discussed in last week’s podcast. In 2006, Shafter spent $200,000 on its I-Net to serve … Read More

AT&T Lobbying Likely to Increase Wisconsin School, Library Telecom Costs

Date: 11 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The University of Wisconsin recently withdrew from its contract with WiscNet, threatening the future of the network. Stop the Cap! reports the University bowed under pressure from Republican lawmakers and threats of litigation from the likes of AT&T, CenturyLink, and the Wisconsin … Read More

Silverton, Colorado, Breaks Ground in First Phase of Regional Network

Date: 28 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2010, Silverton, Colorado, decided to build a fiber-optic loop for savings and better connectivity in rural San Juan County. At the time, Qwest (now CenturyLink) provided a microwave connection to the town of around 630 residents. After taking state … 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

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