White Space Pilot Project Brings Basic Internet From Library to Residents … For Free!

Date: 2 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) has orchestrated a pilot project to optimize white space technology for connectivity in and near community libraries and schools. We discussed this approach on our most recent podcast with Don Means, coordinator of the project. White … Read More

Don Means on Libraries and White Spaces – Community Broadband Bits Episode 79

Date: 31 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week, Don Means joins us to talk about public libraries, their role in the modern era, and an interesting pilot project involving several libraries and white spaces wireless technology. Don is the coordinator of the Gigabit Libraries Network and … Read More

SpringNet Continues Driving Jobs and Revenue for Local Community

Date: 4 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A year has passed since we covered SpringNet in Springfield, Missouri, and its remarkable impact on local businesses and economic development. We recently spoke with SpringNet Director, Todd Murren, and Network Architecture Manager, Todd Christell, to get an update on … Read More

Independent Restaurant Alliances Multiply

Date: 1 Aug 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Alex Pryor, owner of Zin Restaurant in Kansas City, has been watching in frustration as the city’s independent restaurants give way to national chains. Although the chains are often outmatched by the independents in terms of quality and service, their considerable resources enable them to gobble up prime locations and to buy market share through extensive advertising. Upscale chain restaurants have also grown increasingly clever at hiding their chain identity and appearing to be unique, locally owned businesses.… Read More

New Law Keeps Kansas City Business District Small-Scale

Date: 1 Mar 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In late November, the Kansas City Council voted to approve new zoning rules to protect the Brookside business district from large-scale, suburban-style chain store development. The ordinance restricts retail uses to 10,000 square feet, except for grocery stores, which may be as large as 25,000 square feet, prohibits drive-through restaurants, limits building heights, caps the number of parking spaces allowed, and sets design standards for the neighborhood. … Read More

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