A Tale of Two Cities in Maine: Municipal Broadband and Misinformation

Date: 7 Dec 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Just over 90 miles apart, Leeds and Hampden, Maine, have had motivated people in the community and in leadership advocating for better Internet access for years. In November 2021, the work of both these community initiatives was tested as voters were asked to decide whether or not to move forward with their respective municipal broadband plans.… Read More

Municipalities Across Massachusetts Move Toward Community-Owned Broadband

Date: 2 Dec 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cities and towns all over Massachusetts are looking for alternatives to the big incumbent Internet Service Providers in their communities as citizens across the Commonwealth have grown weary of the high-cost, second-rate Internet service – and lack of competition – that plagues markets dominated by monopoly providers.… Read More

Report: Minnesota Communities and Local Providers Build Diverse Solutions for Affordable, Reliable Internet Access

Date: 29 Jul 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our new report Minnesota Broadband: Land of 10,000 Connectivity Solutions showcases the diverse range of approaches communities and local ISPs have taken to expand affordable, high-quality Internet access in Minnesota. … Read More

New City-Owned Network Connects Oregonians to High Quality Internet Access

Date: 10 Mar 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

HiLight — Hillsboro, Oregon’s (pop. 105,000) citywide Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network — has officially launched and begun connecting its first subscribers. After five years of consideration and planning, it’s an exciting moment, with hundreds of homes and businesses brought online over the last few months. … Read More

Republican Broadband Agenda Would Preempt Local Authority and Ban Municipal Networks

Date: 25 Feb 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, House Republicans introduced a bill package ostensibly to promote broadband expansion and competition across the country. In reality, the legislation is a wish list of monopoly cable and telephone companies that will protect them from competition and decrease their accountability to the public. It would also ban communities from building their own networks or engaging in public-private partnerships.… Read More

Connecting Indian Country to the Benefits of Broadband — Episode 119 of Building Local Power

Date: 4 Feb 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by three members of ILSR’s broadband team to discuss new resources that focus on tribal broadband projects and municipal broadband projects throughout the country. … Read More

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