Weekly Picks: Privatizing the VA; Regulations Promote Growth; Facebook and the Future of News, and more

Date: 23 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The latest issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris details the future of our conversations on Big Data; how our Founding Fathers thought about the accumulation of wealth; corporate complaints about their tax “burden;” and local policy impact on public health.… Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME … Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME … Read More

Business, Education Call on Culver City to Invest in Muni Fiber in L.A. County

Date: 17 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last fall, Culver City hired a consultant to develop a design and business plan for a possible fiber network project. Recently, prominent business leaders and parents of local school children have publicly expressed their support for a municipal network. Culver … 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

For Quality Customer Service Go to Government, Not Business

Date: 14 Aug 2012 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2012 we accept as received wisdom that government is unresponsive while a competitive marketplace forces private business to offer quality customer service.  So when Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced his warmly received bill, The Government Customer Service Improvement Act, … Read More

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