CBS Atlanta Asks Tough Questions of Georgia Anti-Community Broadband Bill

Date: 6 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We finally see television news outlets asking the tough questions of bill pushed by powerful cable and telephone companies to prevent giving residents a real choice in cable and Internet service providers. We been covering this Georgia bill closely, and … Read More

“The Monopoly Magnate”

Date: 6 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR is following HB 282, restrictive legislation moving through the Georgia General Assembly. The bill would effectively end the ability for existing networks to expand. Communities considering investing in their own telecommunications networks would face almost insurmountable financial and practical … Read More

High Tech Companies Oppose Bill to Limit Internet Investment in Georgia

Date: 1 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Several high tech companies and trade associations have sent a joint letter to Georgia legislators to oppose HB 282, a bill designed to limit investment in Internet Networks. The letter has already been signed by Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Atlantic Engineering, Gigabit … Read More

Atlanta Writer Looks to Chattanooga, Fears State Bill to Prevent Internet Investment

Date: 27 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Chattanooga continues to receive attention because of the incredible community owned network they built for themselves. We recently came across an article from Tom Baxter of the Atlanta SaportaReport. In his article, Chattanooga: Eating our lunch in liveability, Baxter expresses … 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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