Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 14

Date: 16 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Whether You’re Red or Blue, You Should Love the FCC’s Internet Plan: This Tea Party guy gets it. Why don’t DC Republicans? by Susan Crawford, BackChannel He said (paraphrasing), “I want my freedom and I can’t stand the idea of government messing with our lives, and that’s why I like the Tea Party. But I also … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – February 20

Date: 21 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Next week the FCC will make a landmark decision that will affect the future of community networks. Here’s a roundup of stories. Hate Your Internet Service Provider? You Should Have Feb. 26 Circled on Your Calendar by Daniel B. Kline, Motley Fool The state of city-run Internet by Allan Holmes, Center for Public Integrity The Center and … Read More

OneCommunity’s Middle Way – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 135

Date: 27 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

OneCommunity is a nonprofit organization in northeastern Ohio that has connected thousands of community anchor institutions with high capacity connections. Created as OneCleveland before expanding, it has remained a rather unique approach to expanding high quality Internet access. This week, CEO Lev Gonick joins us to talk about OneCommunity and its contributions to the region. As … Read More

OneCommunity Announces “Big Gig Challenge” Award Recipients

Date: 27 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last fall, nonprofit ISP OneCommunity  created the “Big Gig Challenge” to jump start expansion and promote gigabit applications in northeast Ohio. The organization recently announced the winners and provided some information about their projects. The West 25th Corridor project, running through Ohio City, Tremont, Clark-Fulton, Brooklyn Centre, and Old Brooklyn is a four mile stretch that … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – January 23

Date: 26 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We continue to see reverberations from President Obama’s speaking out in favor of municipal networks. The presidential nod sparked state lawmakers to propose bills, news organizations to write editorials, and to give communities a better sense of how they can take action locally. As Claire Cain Miller with the New York Times wrote in her article … Read More

Athens, Ohio Learns from Neighbors and Considers Fiber Investments

Date: 5 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recently, we ran a story on the Columbus suburb of Dublin, which has a growing fiber optic network that has paid huge dividends in public savings, economic development, and facilitating technology research with the Ohio State University. Apparently others are taking notice of Dublin as well: Athens, a city 90 miles to the Southeast, has its … Read More

Nonprofit ISP Offers “Big Gig Challenge” To Connect Northeast Ohio

Date: 24 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

OneCommunity, a nonprofit ISP and data services provider in northeast Ohio, recently announced an interesting initiative to spur the expansion of fiber optic connectivity in the region – it will help pay the costs. For municipalities (or organizations with municipal support) that build “community-wide” networks with gigabit speed, OneCommunity is offering grant funds to cover 25% … Read More

Hamilton, Ohio Connects Local Schools with City Fiber

Date: 14 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Just over a year ago, we wrote about Hamilton’s plans to expand their extensive fiber optic infrastructure to offer services to schools and businesses in the area. Last month, the first example of such expanded services came online, with three area schools getting fiber optic internet connections through a partnership between the City utility and the … Read More

Hudson Issues RFP for Broadband Needs Assessment, Business Plan

Date: 21 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hudson, Ohio, located in the Akron area, recently released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a Broadband Needs Assessment and Broadband Business Plan. The community of 22,000 hopes to connect all municipal facilities, connect business parks, and eventually implement an FTTH network. A May 4 Hub Times article covered an April city council discussion to expand … Read More

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