New Hampshire Expands Local Bonding Authority for Broadband Investment

Date: 5 Jun 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On May 30th, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 170, a bill local community leaders had watched for more than a year. The measure will allow municipalities to bond for publicly owned Internet network infrastructure. Advocates, local elected officials, and citizens have been seeking the authority for years.… Read More

Community Broadband Bits Podcast: State Legislatures are Taking Action on Broadband

Date: 24 Apr 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

 This is episode 303(!) of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly podcast featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes … Read More

Pioneering Community Solar in the Granite State – Episode 44 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 19 May 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New Hampshire, home to some of the highest utility costs in the nation, could be fertile ground for community energy projects that promote lower-cost, renewable generation — especially after investors in one shared solar array pioneered a strategy to promote … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of January 18, 2016

Date: 20 Jan 2016 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Nevada continues to draw battle lines between NV Energy/PUC and Nevada citizens. Now that the Investment Tax Credit has been extended, the pinch between policy and practice falls on the states. Community Solar “wins” in … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 20

Date: 22 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FCC Outlines Plan To Crush Awful State Protectionist Broadband Laws: from the it’s-about-time dept by Karl Bode, Tech Dirt While net neutrality rules are designed to protect consumers from a lack of last-mile competition, the agency’s moves on municipal broadband are … Read More

New Hampshire’s Local Press Advocates Conduit, Fiber to Prepare for the Future

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

In the wake of the Comcast Time Warner Cable proposed merger, an increasing number of local communities across the country are expressing their dissatisfaction with their broadband options. The Concord Monitor recently published an editorial suggesting the community prepare for … Read More

GovTech Reports on Broadband Legislation in Five States

Date: 23 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Broadband is a topic of interest in several state legislative chambers this session. In a recent Government Technology article, Brian Heaton focused on five states where community broadband is particularly contentious. In some cases, legislators want to expand opportunities while … Read More

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