New Report Details Local Government Efforts to Improve Minnesota Connectivity

Date: 30 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our latest report, All Hands On Deck: Minnesota Local Government Models for Expanding Fiber Internet Access, we analyze how local governments in 12 Minnesota communities are expanding 21st century Internet access to their citizens. In 2010, the Minnesota legislature … Read More

Illinois’ Monticello Local Partnership Leads to Big Savings – Community Broadband Bits Episode 102

Date: 10 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Following up on Lisa’s in-depth story on Monticello, Illinois, we asked Vic Zimmerman to join us for episode 102 of the Community Broadband Bits. We talk about how rural Monticello started by reaching out to the existing service providers, only … Read More

Minnesota Local Governments Advance Super Fast Internet Networks

Date: 19 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As in much of rural America, communities in Greater Minnesota struggle with connectivity. Some areas have no choice at all, forced to rely on dial-up or slow DSL. Others have an incumbent cable provider. A few local community leaders in … Read More

Crap Cable Threatens Cloud Services

Date: 24 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For my money, the best headline of last week was “The U.S.’s crap infrastructure threatens the cloud.” The rant goes on to explain just how crummy our access to the Internet is. As a patriotic American, I find the current … Read More

Monticello Fiber Price War Offers Key Lessons for Broadband Competition

Date: 19 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Monticello Minnesota may be located 40 miles outside Minneapolis, but it is the center of the planet when it comes to FTTH competition. We have tried and cannot identify another community localed on planet earth with two separate FTTH networks … Read More

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