Ames Tribune Editorial Board Wants a Gig

Date: 13 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We continue to see more and more of what we might call “gigabit fever.” This is not just a “me too” bubble centered around superfast Internet access. It is a recognition by more and more communities that the refusal of their cable and DSL duopoly to invest in next-generation networks is materially harming their future. Shortly … Read More

New Yorkers Envious of Lafayette and Chattanooga? Yes.

Date: 4 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a recent New York Daily New article, Scott Stringer wrote about the Big Apple’s tech employment trends. He noted that more tech related positions now come to the city but those jobs still tend to elude women and people of color. He suggests looking at New York’s own workforce and offering better science and technology … Read More

Blair Levin Discusses Gig.U and More for Community Broadband Bits Episode #37

Date: 12 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Blair Levin is Executive Director of Gig.U. Prior to that, he was in charge of developing the National Broadband Plan and long before that was Chief of Staff for the FCC during the Clinton Presidency. He’s had a lot of experience in telecommunications policy but here we focus on what can be done to move America’s … Read More

CBS Discovers Chattanooga Has Nation-Leading Internet Network

Date: 5 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Chattanooga has made the national TV news, with CBS doing a segment about America’s best Internet network – owned and operated by the city of Chattanooga. They make a few minor mistakes – Chattanooga is one of several cities that have made gigabit available to everyone (including Bristol VA and TN; Morristown, TN; Lafayette, LA; and … Read More

Atlanta Writer Looks to Chattanooga, Fears State Bill to Prevent Internet Investment

Date: 27 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Chattanooga continues to receive attention because of the incredible community owned network they built for themselves. We recently came across an article from Tom Baxter of the Atlanta SaportaReport. In his article, Chattanooga: Eating our lunch in liveability, Baxter expresses the envy he feels as an Atlantan as he considers the way Chattanooga has transformed itself. … Read More

Chattanooga’s Network On Knoxville News

Date: 24 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We recently came across a news report from Knoxville’s WBIR. The video touches on how the city has gone from a town that used to rely on the choo-choo to a metropolitan wonder that flies over fiber optic cables. Walter Cronkite called Chattanooga the “dirtiest city in America” but the network is transforming it into a … Read More

Community Networks and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, commercial customers need options. This new economic development fact sheet documents only a few of the … Read More

ILSR Releases New Community Network and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, commercial customers need options. This new economic development fact sheet documents only a few of the … Read More

Chattanooga Fiber Network Reduces Cost of Electricity to All Customers

Date: 8 Oct 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Chattanooga Gig continues to benefit the community. We have covered some of the jobs that it has created, how it has lowered City expenditures and improved street lighting, and the recently announced speed increase without hiking rates. Now, EPB can also boast about how the network has significantly cut power costs. Dave Flessner from the TimesFreePress.com reports that, … Read More

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