Unraveling the Public-Private-Partnership in San Leandro – Community Broadband Bits Episode #47

Date: 21 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The city of San Leandro has formed a partnership with a local company now named Lit San Leandro to expand business access to the Internet. We talk with San Leandro’s Chief Innovation Officer Deborah Acosta and Judi Clark, a consultant … Read More

Businesses Lining Up for Service in Longmont, FTTH Build-Out Studied

Date: 13 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January, Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) announced they would begin connecting businesses located within 500 feet of the existing network. As we reported, local businesses were chomping at the bit to get hooked up and enjoy the high-speed next … Read More

Benton Public Utility District Brings Fiber to Richland, Washington

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

Benton PUD, located in south central Washington, recently expanded its fiber foot print through Richland and Rattlesnake Mountain. The move involved a collaborative effort between the City of Richland, the Benton PUD, and the Department of Energy. According to Annette … Read More

Open Access Network in Mount Vernon, Washington Created More Jobs and Government Savings

Date: 21 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mount Vernon, Washington, started building their own fiber optic network in 1995 and over the past 18 years have continued to add incrementally. While the network started as a way to connect a few municipal facilities, it has since expanded … Read More

In Washington, Mt. Vernon Attracts Businesses with Open Access Network – Community Broadband Bits Episode 38

Date: 19 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nearly 20 years ago, a small community between Seattle and Bellingham, Washington, began building a fiber optic network to connect key municipal facilities. In the years since, Mt Vernon has expanded the network to many community anchor institutions and businesses … Read More

In Georgia, Monroe Muni Network Created Jobs, Lowered Bills

Date: 15 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As we monitored Georgia’s HB 282, a bill to limit the capacity of local governments to invest in Internet networks that spur economic development, we learned of many existing networks that have helped communities to thrive. Brian Thompson, Director of … Read More

LaGrange Muni Network Serves Business and Government in Georgia

Date: 26 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the Georgia legislature considers HB 282, a bill that will restrict local governments from investing in telecommunications networks, we are continuing coverage of the communities that will be harmed by passage of the legislation. Should the restrictions become law, … Read More

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