Kentucky Coalition Takes Down AT&T Bill to Remove Consumer Phone Protections – Community Broadband Bits #44

Date: 30 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Episode #44 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast expands on our story exploring a major victory over bad AT&T-driven legislation in Kentucky. We welcome Mimi Pickering of Appalshop and Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council. We discuss why the … Read More

Kentuckians Once Again Fighting to Keep Landlines

Date: 22 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last year, we reported on the failed SB 135, which would have eliminated the “carrier of last resort” requirement in the state. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Paul Hornback would have let AT&T decide who could receive basic telephone … Read More

Billy Ray, Community Broadband Pioneer, Joins us For Community Broadband Bits #33

Date: 12 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Glasgow was a true pioneer in community owned broadband networks, starting with its own cable plant in the 1980s. Billy Ray, CEO of Glasgow Electric Plant Board, has been an inspiration for municipal broadband networks — one can’t dig into … Read More

Franklin Municipal FiberNET Spurs Economic Development, Serves Government, in Kentucky

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

Franklin, Kentucky expects to see more positive economic growth when it launches its new fiber optic network. According to an article in the Bowling Green Daily News, the south central community is ready for the upgrade: “We are super excited … Read More

State by State Campaign to Gut Consumer Telecom Protections

Date: 24 Apr 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In most states, telephone companies are required to serve everyone and when there are problems with the service, the state can mandate that the company fix them. But AT&T and ALEC are leading the charge to let these massive companies … Read More

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