Repealing Net Neutrality Puts 177 Million Americans at Risk

Date: 11 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This Thursday, December 14th, the FCC plans to remove network neutrality protections. Republican Commissioners and Chairman Ajit Pai justify the decision by claiming that the market will naturally protect subscribers from predatory big ISP behavior. Unfortunately, the FCC’s own numbers disprove their theory. We dug into the data that reveals how 177 million Americans will be left without any market protection following net neutrality repeal.… Read More

Lessons From the Nation’s Oldest Open Access Fiber Network – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 279

Date: 15 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is episode 279 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly podcast featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. Grant County’s Public Utility District was, along with some nearby PUDs, … Read More

Couldn’t Make It To Ammon, Idaho? Christopher Mitchell’s Presentation Featured in Videos

Date: 9 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

You may not have been able to get to Ammon, Idaho, to attend the official lighting ceremony of the community’s open access fiber network. Perhaps you weren’t able to watch the stream to the event either; life is demanding and sometimes we … Read More

PURPA: A Quiet Death or Longer Life After 40 Years of Wholesale Electricity Competition?

Date: 27 Sep 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s John Farrell writes this commentary for Greentech Media on the current attacks that are coming in on all sides on the PURPA law that enables local energy production. Check it out:… Read More

Shape the Rules for Rural Broadband Subsidies Fact Sheet – Reply Comments Due: October 18th, 2017

Date: 25 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Another addition to our Community Networks Initiative resources! This fact sheet details the most important aspects of the Connect America Fund (CAF) Auction. What is it? What should it do? Who does it affect? And how can you make a difference? … Read More

Tennessee Cooperative Expands Across Border into Kentucky

Date: 13 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A Tennessee communications cooperative will soon bring fiber connectivity to Kentucky’s Warren County. North Central Telephone Cooperative (NCTC) will offer high-quality Internet access via gigabit (1,000 Megabits per second) connectivity via its North Central Communications, Inc., subsidiary.   Starting With New Construction … Read More

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