Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 14

Date: 16 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Whether You’re Red or Blue, You Should Love the FCC’s Internet Plan: This Tea Party guy gets it. Why don’t DC Republicans? by Susan Crawford, BackChannel He said (paraphrasing), “I want my freedom and I can’t stand the idea of … Read More

Cities in Kentucky and Massachusetts Want a Say In Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

Date: 24 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the feds continue to evaluate the wisdom of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, local communities in several states are attempting to throw a wrench in the federal approval machine. In Worcester, Massachusetts, the City Council recently refused to approve … Read More

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

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