Count On It: Adding Numbers will Add Heft to First City-Utility Clean Energy Work Plan

Date: 2 Jun 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In late May, the nation’s first clean energy partnership between a city and its utilities released its first two-year work plan. It holds true to the notion that the city and utilities can work across a broad swath of energy … Read More

Missouri Anti-Muni Bill Advances Out of Committee

Date: 19 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Missouri Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee voted to pass anti-local choice SB 266 on March 18th. This bill, sponsored by Senator Kurt Schaefer, will increase barriers for municipal networks and damage the possibility of highly-effective partnerships … Read More

Bozeman’s Public-Private Approach In-Depth – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 142

Date: 17 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Montana, local businesses and the city of Bozeman have been working on a public-private partnership approach to expanding Internet access that is likely to involve the city building an open access fiber network. We discuss their approach this week … Read More

Could Solar Shine in a Tucson City-Utility Partnership?

Date: 20 Feb 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A city in the sunny southwest, Tucson is wondering how it can maximize its use of cost-effective, economy-boosting solar power. Is a partnership with the electric utility, as seen in Minneapolis, the answer? ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy gave this … Read More

Municipal Networks and Small ISP Partners to FCC: Title II Not a Problem

Date: 19 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A group of municipal leaders and their private sector small ISP partners submitted an ex parte filing with the FCC today stating that they see no reason to fear Title II reclassification of Internet access. The statement, signed by a … Read More

Grover Beach Chooses Local Partner to Improve Local Connectivity for Businesses

Date: 18 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After several years of considering options for a municipal network, the community of Grover Beach, California, is improving local connectivity options through a collaboration with private partner Digital West.  According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the City struck a … Read More

Rural Colorado Internet Access and Mountain Connect – Community Broadband Bits Episode 137

Date: 10 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last year was the first year I attended Mountain Connect, an event in the Rockies west of Denver that discusses approaches to improving Internet access. Historically, they focused on rural communities but as co-chair of the event Jeff Gavlinski notes … Read More

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