The Birth of Community Broadband – Video

Date: 15 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR is excited to announce a new short video examining an impressive municipal broadband network, Glasgow Kentucky. Glasgow was the first municipal broadband network and indeed, seems to have been the first citywide broadband system in the United States. We … Read More

Chris Mitchell and Billy Ray From Glasgow on Community Matters Podcast

Date: 31 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the most recent podcast from Community Matters, Fran Stoddard interviews Chris Mitchell and Billy Ray, from the Glasgow Electric Plant Board. The interview touches on the benefits of community networks, their critical role in the health of local communities, … Read More

Lexingtonians Consider Municipal Network Options in Kentucky

Date: 13 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community leaders in Lexington are the latest to stand at a fork in the broadband road. In September, the franchise agreement between the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Time Warner Cable expired, resulting in a month-to-month agreement continuation. As … Read More

Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association Passes Resolution Favoring Local Control in Telecommunications

Date: 11 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We recently reported that local leaders in Chanute and Westminster had passed resolutions supporting the FCC as it considers its authority. The Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association (KMUA) passed a similar resolution on February 28th. KMUA members include 45 city-owned utilities … Read More

Big Incumbents At It Again In Kentucky; Mimi Pickering in the Richmond Register

Date: 20 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Yet again, lobbyists from AT&T, Windstream, and Cincinnati Bell are lobbying state elected officials under the false guise of improving communications in Kentucky. In a Richmond Register opinion piece, Mimi Pickering from the Rural Broadband Policy Group revealed the practical … Read More

High Speed in the Blue Grass State: Russellville’s Gig

Date: 23 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Logan Journal recently reported that the Russellville Electric Plant Board (EPB) now offers gigabit service to local businesses. The article notes that Net Index, an online tool to measure download and upload speeds, recognizes EPB as the first Gig city … Read More

Meet Russellville, Kentucky’s Broadband Speed Leader – Community Broadband Bits Podcast #82

Date: 21 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The municipal electric utility in Russellville has launched Kentucky’s first citywide gigabit service on its FTTH network. Russellville Electric Plant Board General Manager Robert White joins us to share their motivations for building a fiber network. The utility had originally … Read More

Billy Ray on the Origins of the First Muni Broadband Network: Community Broadband Bits Episode #74

Date: 26 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last month, we unveiled a video teaser of our interviews in Glasgow, Kentucky over the summer regarding its municipal broadband network. This week our podcast features a few clips from those interviews with Billy Ray, the Superintendent of Glasgow’s Electric … Read More

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