Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of July 13, 2015

Date: 15 Jul 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: California leaders back solar projects How caps are holding solar growth hostage Why health benefits should be part of value of solar calculation Featured Stories 100% Renewable Energy: How to Get There (Video) The White House Wants To Increase Your Access To Solar Power by Justin Worland, Time The plan will help finance solar … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of July 3, 2015

Date: 3 Jul 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Solar Energy Amendment moves forward in Florida New grid fees threaten Minnesota renewable energy producers. New York is poised to become the cleanest state in the US. Featured Stories The U.S. solar industry is shifting toward consumers by  Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune The opening of the urban commons by Greg Kats, GreenBiz The … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of June 19, 2015

Date: 22 Jun 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Hawaii’s solar ranking drops Florida solar initiative faces pushback Battles over fixed charges proliferate across Midwest in wake of Wisconsin cases Featured Stories The U.S. solar industry is shifting toward consumers by  Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune The opening of the urban commons by Greg Kats, GreenBiz The opening of the urban commons is … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of March 27, 2015

Date: 30 Mar 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Why homeowners may want to think twice before leasing solar panels How Germany’s solar success shines — even through solar eclipse New Solar ownership program could be key to distributed local energy surge Find out which Texas city is set to completely embrace clean power! Featured Stories Leased solar panels can complicate … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – February 27

Date: 28 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week, the FCC made an historic decision in favor of municipal networks in Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC. Chris was in Washington, DC to witness the vote, hear the testimony, and celebrate the hard work of several organizations. As Brendan Sasso with the National Journal reported, “The issue is one of the most controversial that … Read More

Vote Expected Today on Blackburn Amendment Targeting Munis; Call D.C. Now!

Date: 16 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last night, GOP Representative Marsha Blackburn, introduced an amendment intended to destroy local authority for telecommunications investment by severely limiting FCC funding. The amendment, introduced during debate on H.R. 5016, targets 20 states, many with state-erected barriers already in place and/or municipal networks already serving local communities. The vote was postponed but is expected today (Wednesday) … Read More

Jim Baller Returns for Vol 3 of Muni Network History – Community Broadband Bits Episode #67

Date: 8 Oct 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to continue our history series with Jim Baller of the Baller Herbst Law Firm. This is Jim’s third time on the program, having joined us for Episode 57 and Episode 63. We continue our discussion with a recap of the events of 2004, including Jim’s work with Lafayette to find a compromise to … Read More

Gigabit Nation Interview with Frank Caruso of Kutztown, PA

Date: 1 Nov 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Burough of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, with a year-round population around 5,500 that is swelled by Kutztown University, has been on the community broadband map for 10 years. In this informative Gigabit Nation interview, Craig Settles visits with Frank Caruso, IT Director for the Burough of Kutztown. The interview is embedded below and runs approximately one hour … Read More

Antitrust Allegations Against Comcast Nothing New

Date: 5 Sep 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We have frequently written of Comcast’s anti-consumer actions past posts, so we were not surprised to learn that the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently decided to investigate the cable company for antitrust. The borders between antitrust and hyper competitive business practices are grey; Comcast has experimented in the shadows on more than one occasion. We looked into one nine-year-old case, that recently advanced in … Read More

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