Danville Continues to Attract Jobs to Region After Building Fiber Network

Date: 22 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Danville’s open access network has fueled economic development in the Virginia community’s resurgence after tobacco’s demise and job losses from a once thriving textile industry put a hurt on the local economy. Danville’s technological prowess is now attracting companies from China, … Read More

Dublin, Georgia: Offering Connectivity to Businesses, Schools, Government Since 1999

Date: 18 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dublin, home to 16,000 people, is also home to a network that snakes through the city and parts of Laurens County. In addition to a natural gas utility that serves the region, the city provides connectivity to two area school … Read More

In Western Mass, Holyoke Gas and Electric Brings Broadband – Community Broadband Bits Episode #65

Date: 24 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Holyoke Gas & Electric has been connecting community anchor institutions and local businesses in Western Massachusetts with fiber networks for years. Rather than using exception access to the Internet as a competitive advantage over more poorly connected neighbors, the Municipal … Read More

Hamilton, Ohio, to Expand Fiber to Businesses and Schools

Date: 31 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A part of the Cincinnati metro region, Hamilton sits in the extreme southwest corner of Ohio. The community of 63,000 will soon expand its fiber resources to spur economic development and improve education opportunities. Eric Schwartzberg from the Journal News reports that … Read More

Shafter Network Expands To Serve Local Businesses in California

Date: 29 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The community of Shafter enjoys savings, better public safety, and more educational opportunities with the municipal fiber network that we wrote about two weeks ago and discussed in last week’s podcast. In 2006, Shafter spent $200,000 on its I-Net to serve … Read More

Silverton, Colorado, Breaks Ground in First Phase of Regional Network

Date: 28 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2010, Silverton, Colorado, decided to build a fiber-optic loop for savings and better connectivity in rural San Juan County. At the time, Qwest (now CenturyLink) provided a microwave connection to the town of around 630 residents. After taking state … Read More

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