Center for Public Integrity Covers Big Telecom Attacks on Munis

Date: 4 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Center for Public Integrity recently published an excellent article worth sharing. In “How big telecom smothers city-run broadband,” Allan Holmes describes the money-for-infleunce machine at the state level, connects the dollars, and reveals bedfellows. The article is part of … Read More

National Coalition Opposes Anti-Muni D.C. Legislation; Time to Call Your Rep!

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

The National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties (NACo), and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) joined together this morning to send a letter to Congress expressing their opposition to anti-muni legislation being discussed in the … Read More

KGNU From Boulder Interviews Chris for Independent Colorado Radio

Date: 25 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

KGNU from Boulder recently interviewed Chris on It’s the Economy. This 27 minute interview is a crash course in all the intertwined topics that have the telecom policy crowd buzzing. Host Gavin Dahl asked Chris about SB 152, the 2005 … Read More

MAG-Net Hosts Community Networks Discussion With Christopher

Date: 29 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) recently hosted a Community Cohort Call titled Tech In The City: A Conversation About Community Broadband Access. Chris Mitchell, Andrea Figueroa Martinez, John St. Julien from Lafayette, and other community broadband advocates discuss the … Read More

History of the Quickly Subverted 1996 Telecommunications Act – Community Broadband Bits Episode 89

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

If all had gone according to the plan behind the 1996 Telecommunications Act, we would have lots of competition among Internet service providers, not just cable and DSL but other technologies as well. Alas, the competing technologies never really appeared … 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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