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

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

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