New Report: 8 Ways Local Energy Policies Can Boost the Economy

Date: 7 Oct 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minneapolis, MN (October 7, 2013) – The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes how dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically … Read More

12 Slides for 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

Date: 7 Oct 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A vividly visual summary of our newest report, City Power Play: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy, this presentation covers eight powerful policies and practices that cities have employed to reduce energy use, save money, and create … Read More

Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network Saves Millions for Taxpayers

Date: 16 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Austin, Texas, with a little over 820,000 people, is home to several centers of higher ed, the Southwest Music Festival, and a next generation network known as the Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network (GAATN). It was also the second metro … Read More

Metronet Zing’s Dark Fiber Saves Big Bucks in South Bend

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

Indiana’s Metronet Zing winds its way through South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County providing dark fiber service to businesses, government and education. The project started as an economic development initiative when community leaders in the area realized that the high cost … Read More

Shafter Fiber Network, Then, Now, and Next – Community Broadband Bits Episode #56

Date: 23 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, we discussed how Shafter’s plans in California for a community fiber network changed with the Great Recession. Today we have an interview with Shafter Assistant City Manager Scott Hurlbert with an expanded discussion of how the community adjusted … Read More

In California, Tough Economic Times Led Shafter To Adjust Network Plan

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

In the 1990s, the community of Shafter, California, began developing its strategic plan; the move would eventually lead them to build a municipal broadband network. The town of 17,000 still depended primarily on agriculture but manufacturers were relocating to the … Read More

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