Cable Companies Lose Big at FCC, Barriers to Community Broadband Struck Down

Date: 26 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two southern cities today persuaded the Federal Communications Commission to recognize their right to build their own publicly owned Internet networks where existing providers had refused to invest in modern connections. The 3-2 FCC vote removes barriers for municipal networks … Read More

Chris responds to President Obama’s endorsement of community networks on MPR’s “Daily Circuit”

Date: 21 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit (MPR) interviewed Chris about President Obama’s recent endorsment to end restrictions on states that limit local broadband authority. Chris and Danna Mackenzie, executive director of the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, answered questions about what … Read More

Christopher Mitchell discusses Net Neutrality on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Daily Circuit.”

Date: 20 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last fall, MPR’s “Daily Circuit” interviewed Chris regarding President Obama’s net neutrality plan and how it could shape the future of the Internet. Chris discussed why Obama’s request that Internet service be reclassified under Title II is necessary, but not … 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

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