First Muni Fiber Net in Maine – Community Broadband Bits Episode 115

Date: 9 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

By building a fiber line to allow some local businesses to get next-generation Internet access, Rockport became the first municipal fiber network in the state of Maine. Town Manager Richard Bates joins us for episode 115 of the Community Broadband … Read More

Rockport Builds Maine’s First Municipal Network

Date: 22 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rockport, a coastal town of just 3,300, became a statewide leader last month by launching Maine’s first municipal broadband network. Offering symmetrical gigabit speeds to businesses and residents, Rockport’s network is a carrier-neutral dark fiber system, with local private provider … Read More

Conduit Policy the Foundation for Affordable Gig Service in the Bay Area

Date: 2 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Smart conduit policy, implemented in 1999, is now paying off in Brentwood. The Bay Area community of 52,000 recently reached an agreement with Sonic.net to bring fiber to the community via city-owned conduit. The partners anticipate a fall 2015 project … Read More

Illinois’ Monticello Local Partnership Leads to Big Savings – Community Broadband Bits Episode 102

Date: 10 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Following up on Lisa’s in-depth story on Monticello, Illinois, we asked Vic Zimmerman to join us for episode 102 of the Community Broadband Bits. We talk about how rural Monticello started by reaching out to the existing service providers, only … Read More

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