Exploring Santa Monica’s Incremental Fiber Approach – Community Broadband Bits Episode 90

Date: 18 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Just a few weeks after releasing our case study of Santa Monica’s City Net, we have an opportunity to interview Jory Wolf, CIO of Santa Monica, and the chief driver of City Net. This is episode #90 of the Community … Read More

Santa Monica City Net: An Incremental Approach to Building a Fiber Optic Network

Date: 5 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Santa Monica has built a fiber network called City Net that has lowered its own costs for telecommunications, helped to retain businesses, and attracted new businesses to the community. Built incrementally without debt, it offers a roadmap any community can … Read More

Overview of Stockholm’s Stokab – Community Broadband Bits Episode #88

Date: 4 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Having just returned from a short trip to Sweden, Lisa Gonzalez and I discuss what I learned and how Stockholm has become one of the most connected cities on the planet. We talk about how Stockholm built a massive dark … Read More

Santa Monica’s Telecommunications Master Plan

Date: 3 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 1998, Santa Monica created a Telecommunications Master Plan that has guided it for the past fifteen years in building an impressive fiber network connecting all community anchor institutions and many business districts. We have just released a case study … Read More

How Ammon, Idaho, Builds Digital Roads – Community Broadband Bits Episode 86

Date: 18 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ammon, a town of 14,000 in southeast Idaho, has been incrementally building an open access, fiber optic network that has connected community anchor institutions and is starting to become available to local businesses. Ammon Technology Director Bruce Patterson joins us … Read More

OnLight Aurora Partners with the City for Better Connectivity in Illinois

Date: 3 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nine years ago, Aurora officials decided it was time to reduce telecommunications costs and upgrade to a faster, more reliable network. The local government built a fiber network to service municipal government, but developed long-term ideas for the network to … Read More

Ponca City Fiber: Serving Businesses, Schools, and Offering Free Wi-Fi

Date: 29 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Its extensive free Wi-Fi has brought Ponca City into the limelight but the mesh network did not appear overnight. The community effort began with miles of fiber network that provide connectivity and enable the mesh network financially and technically. Ponca … Read More

Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; The Challenge of Open Access

Date: 24 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article by Christopher Mitchell originally ran on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks.  To finalize our series on reflections from Seattle and Gigabit Squared, I discuss open access networks and how the requirement that a network … Read More

Chris Mitchell Shares Lessons Learned from Seattle and Gigabit Squared; The Challenge of Private Sector Cable Competition

Date: 15 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks.  This the second in a series of posts exploring lessons learned from the Seattle Gigabit Squared project, which now appears unlikely to be built. The first post … Read More

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