In Idaho, Ketchum Sharing Strategic Plan, Seeking Survey Input

Date: 7 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In March, Ketchum leaders hired Magellan Advisors to work with the city Broadband Strategic Planning Committee to create a plan to address the lack of high-speed Internet, especially in the downtown area. Brennan Rego’s Idaho Mountain Express article reports the firm and the committee are now presenting their findings to the community in a series of meetings. … Read More

Ketchum, Idaho: No Tolerance for Cox Push Polls

Date: 15 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cox pushed Ketchum one step too far. The community of 2,700 formed a broadband advisory committee in November, 2012, and included a representative from Cox on the committee. Brennan Rego of the Idaho Mountain Express recently reported on happenings in Ketchum. When residents in Wood River Valley started receiving push poll telephone calls from Cox to … Read More

Rexburg, Idaho, and Surrounding Counties Commit to Feasibility Study

Date: 14 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A collaboration between local Idaho and Wyoming counties, the town of Rexburg, Idaho, and Brigham Young University will be exploring the possibility of a community owned fiber optic network. Significant business interest in the project has contributed to the decision to move forward with a feasibility study. According to a Standard Journal article, Design Nine has … Read More

Boise Leases Dark Fiber to Consolidate Data Centers

Date: 5 Jan 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Idaho’s capital has begun leasing dark fiber from Zayo Group that will allow it to consolidate a number of data centers it has located in municipal facilities across the city. This will allow Boise to better meet the internal needs of City Departments; the City is not providing access to private businesses or residents. We tend … Read More

Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Considers Publicly Owned Fiber

Date: 23 Jul 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Bonners Ferry, with around 2,500 residents in Northern Idaho, realized three years ago that fiber would only find their community if they installed it themselves. “We are a little isolated up here…We don’t have the density that would attract this kind of thing.” Mike Sloan, Bonners Ferry Economic Development Council Director, went on to describe the situation … Read More

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