FCC to Investigate Barriers to Community Networks

Date: 19 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are supportive of the announcement today from the Federal Communications Commission. We salute the FCC for beginning to examine how state level barriers against municipal networks deter investment in the networks both communities and the nation desperately need. From … Read More

A Roadmap for the FCC To Ensure Local Authority to Build Networks – Community Broadband Podcast #84

Date: 4 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

When the DC Circuit Court handed down a decision ruling against the FCC’s Open Internet (network neutrality) rules, it also clarified that the FCC has the power to overrule state laws that limit local authority to build community networks. Harold … Read More

Circuit Court to FCC: You Can Restore Local Authority to Build Community Networks

Date: 16 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran January 15 on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks. Our analysis zeros in on the Court’s take on local authority, an issue near and dear to our mission at ILSR.  As we noted yesterday, the … Read More

Our Look at DC Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision

Date: 15 Jan 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This article originally ran January 14 on MuniNetworks.org, our site dedicated to broadband and community networks. In addition to the broader topic of Network Neutrality, the decision will affect local communities’ authority to serve their citizens. This is the first of … Read More

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