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, 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

Justifying a Network with Indirect Cost Savings – Community Broadband Bits Episode 80

Date: 7 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today, Lisa and I are joined by Eric Lampland for a discussion of how a community could justify building a community owned network from the indirect benefits that it would create, including the savings that each household realizes from competition … 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

Longmont Prepares to Vote on Fiber Bonds – Community Broadband Bits Episode #68

Date: 15 Oct 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As Longmont prepares to vote on November 5, we are paying special attention to question 2B, which will authorize the city utility to issue revenue bonds to finance the FTTH network already being built. The successful referendum from 2011 gave … Read More

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