Op-Ed: Community Broadband Networks Drive NC Economy

Date: 1 Oct 2015 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Roanoke Daily Herald published this op-ed about local government action for broadband networks on September 25, 2015. We were responding to an earlier Op-Ed, available here. Christopher Mitchell wrote the following op-ed. It is stunning any legislator can look … Read More

Occupy Radio Interviews Chris: Community Broadband is the Next Internet Battle

Date: 14 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ready … set … get local net! Chris recently spoke to OEMG Occupy Radio about the hundreds of community broadband networks providing some of the best Internet service in the country. He encouraged citizens to look at municipal ownership, cooperative ownership, … Read More

Key Passages and Arguments From The FCC Decision to Remove Barriers to Municipal Networks in TN and NC

Date: 13 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2015 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews, rebecca@ILSR.org, (612)808-0689   Key Passages and Arguments From The FCC Decision to Remove Barriers to Municipal Networks in TN and NC The Federal Communications Commission has released the order that allows … Read More

Reaction to the FCC Decisions, Dissent, and Next Steps – Community Broadband Bits Episode 141

Date: 10 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After the FCC decisions to remove barriers to community networks and to reclassify Internet access as a Title II service to enforce network neutrality rules, Lisa and I spend some time discussing the decision and reactions to it. We also … Read More

Missouri Senate Committee Hears Anti-Muni Bill; Private Companies and Groups Ask For No Vote

Date: 5 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the Senate version of Missouri’s latest anti-muni bill, SB 266 [PDF], moved forward recently, a group of private sector companies and interested organizations appealed to state lawmakers [PDF] urging them to stop it in its tracks. In January we … 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

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