Next Century Cities Launch Webcast on October 20

Date: 8 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Municipalities are increasingly realizing they need to take steps to ensure fast, affordable, reliable Internet access for local citizens. Some are doing the work themselves with publicly owned projects while others seek public-private partnerships. In order to capitalize on collaboration, … Read More

Local Businesses Suffer in Tennessee as State Prevents Chattanooga Expansion

Date: 23 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As our readers know, the FCC is currently considering petitions submitted by Chattanooga and Wilson, North Carolina. Both communities want the ability to expand their ability to offer advanced telecommunications services, contrary to existing state anti-muni laws. As we glance … Read More

ILSR Submits Comments to FCC in Support of Restoring Local Authority

Date: 15 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently submitted comments on FCC petitions filed by Wilson, North Carolina and Chattagnooga, Tennessee. We have been following the proceedings that may prove to be the tipping point in the movement to regain local telecommunications … Read More

Media Roundup: Week of August 8

Date: 9 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s rumblings on municipal broadband held more reverberations from last week’s announcement that the FCC would take up formal proceedings regarding Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC petitions. The message for preempting state laws is being amplified, first Business Insider wrote … Read More

Huntsville Considers a Network Investment, as Its Businesses Consider Chattanooga

Date: 6 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We reported back in June on Huntsville, Alabama’s decision to undertake feasibility study to evaluate its options for increasing next generation fiber optic internet access throughout the city. AL.com is now reporting that Huntsville Utilities hopes to hear the results of … Read More

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