OnLight Aurora Partners with the City for Better Connectivity in Illinois

Date: 3 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nine years ago, Aurora officials decided it was time to reduce telecommunications costs and upgrade to a faster, more reliable network. The local government built a fiber network to service municipal government, but developed long-term ideas for the network to … Read More

Ponca City Fiber: Serving Businesses, Schools, and Offering Free Wi-Fi

Date: 29 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Its extensive free Wi-Fi has brought Ponca City into the limelight but the mesh network did not appear overnight. The community effort began with miles of fiber network that provide connectivity and enable the mesh network financially and technically. Ponca … Read More

Policy Brief: Building Community Broadband Access

Date: 28 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In partnership with the Center for Popular Democracy, we have created a new policy brief: Building Community Broadband Access. We offer examples of communities that have acted to improve access by using smart strategies that facilitate community owned networks. This fact … Read More

Chris Mitchell Shares Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; The Challenge of Private Sector Cable Competition

Date: 15 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks.  This the second in a series of posts exploring lessons learned from the Seattle Gigabit Squared project, which now appears unlikely to be built. The first post … Read More

Chris Mitchell Shares Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; Addressing Big City Community Networks

Date: 9 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We originally published this story on MuniNetworks.org, ILSR’s site dedicated to our broadband initiative. This is the first in a series of articles on Seattle and Gigabit Squared by Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Initiative. A few weeks ago, a … Read More

Auburn Essential Services; A Workhorse in Northeast Indiana Saves Jobs, Serves Public

Date: 3 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 1985, Auburn Electric became one of the first communities in the midwest to deploy fiber. At the time, the purpose was to improve electric and voice systems substation communications within the municipal utility. That investment laid the foundation for a … Read More

SpringNet Continues Driving Jobs and Revenue for Local Community

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

A year has passed since we covered SpringNet in Springfield, Missouri, and its remarkable impact on local businesses and economic development. We recently spoke with SpringNet Director, Todd Murren, and Network Architecture Manager, Todd Christell, to get an update on … Read More

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