Mount Vernon Mayor: Local Authority Has Been Good For Our City

Date: 16 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the time approached for FCC Commissioners to choose to allow Wilson and Chattanooga to serve surrounding communities, leaders from municipalities with publicly owned networks shared their experiences. Jill Boudreau, Mayor of Mount Vernon, Washington, published her community’s experience with their … Read More

Tennessee Farm Bureau Association Backs State Legislation to End Barriers

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Association recently put its support behind state legislation from Senator Janice Bowling and Rep. Kevin Brooks reports the Times Free Press.  The Bureau told the Times Free Press: “Our members are hungry to have broadband,” said … Read More

March 13th Webinar on Historic FCC Decision: Net Neutrality and Muni Broadband

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In light of the recent FCC decision to restore some local telecommunications authority in Tennessee and North Carolina, it is time to examine the details. Join leading telecom attorneys Jim Baller and Marty Stern as they host a live BroadbandUS.TV … Read More

March 13th Webinar on Historic FCC Decision: Net Neutrality and Muni Broadband

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In light of the recent FCC decision to restore some local telecommunications authority in Tennessee and North Carolina, it is time to examine the details. Join leading telecom attorneys Jim Baller and Marty Stern as they host a live BroadbandUS.TV … Read More

Blackburn and Tillis Introduce Bill Aimed to Undo FCC Decision to Restore Local Authority

Date: 2 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, the FCC made history when it chose to restore local telecommunications authority by nullifying state barriers in Tennessee and North Carolina. Waiting in the wings were Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Senator Thom Tillis from Tennessee and North Carolina … Read More

38 Next Century Cities Leaders Sign Letter to FCC Supporting Local Authority

Date: 13 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Obama suggested restoring local telecommunications authority while visiting Cedar Falls in January and a number of local elected officials were ready to back him up. Leaders from 38 members of Next Century Cities recently submitted a public letter to … Read More

38 Next Century Cities Leaders Sign Letter to FCC Supporting Local Authority

Date: 13 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Obama suggested restoring local telecommunications authority while visiting Cedar Falls in January and a number of local elected officials were ready to back him up. Leaders from 38 members of Next Century Cities recently submitted a public letter to … Read More

Supporters Rally Behind Wheeler, Chattanooga, and Wilson: “I Recommend Approval”

Date: 3 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a statement yesterday supporting the concept of local authority for community broadband infrastructure. Chattanooga and Wilson filed petitions to scale back state restrictions last summer. In his statement, Wheeler officially recommended the Commission approve the petitions. If … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – October 24

Date: 27 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this week’s community broadband media roundup, we have more reverberations from Next Century Cities, a forward-thinking coalition of cities that promises real progress in establishing or restoring local authority for broadband networks. For the inside scoop on the launch, … Read More

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