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

Mark Creekmore Takes on Windstream – Community Broadband Bits Podcast #69

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

Earlier this year, Mark Creekmore transitioned from a frustrated DSL customer to a champion for better Internet access in Georgia. A concerned citizen and tech consultant, Mark joins us for the latest Community Broadband Bits podcast. He discusses his history … Read More

North Georgia Network Brings Gig to Schools, Jobs to Region – Community Broadband Bits Episode #46

Date: 14 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The North Georgia Network was the first recipient of a BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) stimulus grant in the nation and has been an interesting success story. For the latest episode of our Community Broadband Bits podcast, President and CEO … Read More

“Level Playing Field” Padded With Public Dollars to Private Providers

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Municipal broadband networks have been gaining traction across the country. It’s easy to see why: In many rural and low-income communities, privately offered broadband services are nonexistent. In its 2012 Broadband Progress Report the Federal Communications Commission counted nearly 20 … Read More

Moultrie City Manager Discusses Origins of CNS Network in Georgia for Community Broadband Bits Episode 39

Date: 26 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mike Scott, City Manager of Moultrie in Georgia, joins us for Episode #39 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to share the origins of the Community Network Services (CNS) network that joins four towns in four counties in rural southwest … 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

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