Leaked Draft Bill Confirms Xcel Energy’s Priority for Profits Over Community Solar

Date: 30 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A newly-released parody video makes Xcel Energy’s top priority clear: maximize profits for shareholders, even if that comes at the expense of the country’s most successful community solar program. Supporting analysis of a leaked draft bill from Xcel lobbyists illustrates this further and points out the company’s nasty habit of trying to make its own rules.… Read More

Big Money & Lies: Incumbent Cable Monopolies Try To Confuse Fort Collins, Colo. Voters

Date: 25 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

With their back against the wall, Comcast is pulling out it’s well manicured, sharp claws in Fort Collins, Colorado. Voters will be asked to approve measure 2B on November 7th, which would allow the city to take steps toward establishing … Read More

Energy and Policy Institute Exposes Three Ways Electric Utilities Stomp Innovation and Competition

Date: 15 Aug 2017 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you work to secure Americans’ rights to solar energy or to accelerate the deployment of inexpensive renewable energy, you understand that not everyone is in favor. In particular, incumbent electric utilities tend to oppose competition in their (often monopoly) … Read More

Comcast Called Out For Lies Concerning Municipal Fiber Network

Date: 21 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sharing information about the fabulous work by communities investing in publicly owned Internet infrastructure is a full-time job. So is correcting the misinformation spread by national providers trying to undermine that important work. Fortunately, there are people with firsthand knowledge … Read More

Companies, Associations Call On Missouri Committee To Kill Anti-Municipal Broadband SB 186

Date: 26 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As SB 186 sits patiently in committee, advocates of better broadband from the private and public sectors are banding together to share their thoughts on the bill. They believe that the bill will stifle attempts to improve connectivity throughout the state. In a recent letter to the Chair and members of the the Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee, they laid out the other reasons why SB 186 should not advance.… Read More

Chris responds to President Obama’s endorsement of community networks on MPR’s “Daily Circuit”

Date: 21 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit (MPR) interviewed Chris about President Obama’s recent endorsment to end restrictions on states that limit local broadband authority. Chris and Danna Mackenzie, executive director of the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, answered questions about what … Read More

1 2 3 4 5