Verizon Will Cut Off Rural Subscribers In Thirteen States, You Listening FCC?

Date: 27 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A recent proposal being considered by the FCC that has raised the loudest outcry has been the status of mobile broadband in rural areas. Now that Verizon is discontinuing rural subscriber accounts, the FCC will be able to see those concerns come to life. Dear John… The company has decided to cut service to scores of customers in 13 … Read More

Sallisaw: The First Muni Fiber Network in Oklahoma – Community Broadband Bits Episode 114

Date: 2 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sallisaw is one of many small municipal FTTH networks that most people are not familiar with. For a decade, they have been quietly meeting their community’s needs with DiamondNet. For this week’s Community Broadband Bits, we learn more about it in a conversation with Assistant City Manager Keith Skelton and Network Communications Supervisor Danny Keith. Sallisaw … Read More

Oklahoma’s Sallisaw Passes Resolution to Support FCC As It Considers Preemption

Date: 31 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sallisaw, home of DiamondNet, is the latest community to publicly express its desire to put telecommunications authority in the hands of the locals. On July 14, the Sallisaw Board of City Commissioners approved Resolution 2014-17 in support of the FCC’s intention to preempt state anti-muni laws. A Resolution Supporting Telecommunications Infrastructure For Local Governments WHEREAS, local … Read More

Get a Gig in Oklahoma: Rural Cooperative Deploying FTTH in Northeast Corner of the State

Date: 18 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, serving a five county rural region, plans to begin offering gigabit service in its territory by the end of 2014. The cooperative has formed Bolt Fiber Optic Services to offer connectivity to approximately 32,000 homes and businesses. According to Light Reading, the infrastructure is funded with a $90 million loan from the … Read More

GovTech Covers Famous Free Wi-Fi in Oklahoma

Date: 3 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ponca City’s free Wi-Fi has attracted attention over the years. A recent article in Government Technology focuses on the free Wi-Fi service and reveals the secret behind Ponca City’s jewel – their municipal fiber network.  From the article: So what makes Ponca City’s wireless network a long-term success, and what suggestions do city officials have for … Read More

Ponca City Fiber: Serving Businesses, Schools, and Offering Free Wi-Fi

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

Its extensive free Wi-Fi has brought Ponca City into the limelight but the mesh network did not appear overnight. The community effort began with miles of fiber network that provide connectivity and enable the mesh network financially and technically. Ponca City, home to 25,000, is located on Oklahoma’s north central border; Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Wichita … Read More

Oklahoma Free Wi-fi: Can Muskogee Follow Ponca City’s Lead?

Date: 4 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Muskogee, located in east central Oklahoma, is considering free Wi-Fi across the community to boost economic development. As a model, community leaders are looking at Ponca City. A recent Muskogee Phoenix article quoted the Interim City Manager: “Our hope is that the public Wi-Fi initiative will distinguish us from other cities when it comes to attracting … Read More

Wal-Mart Charged With Predatory Pricing

Date: 1 Nov 2000 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In September, Wal-Mart was hit with three separate charges of predatory pricing. Government officials in Wisconsin and Germany accused the retailer of pricing goods below cost with an intent to drive competitors out of the market. In Oklahoma, Wal-Mart faces a private lawsuit alleging similar illegal pricing practices. … Read More

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