Opportunities and Challenges as Lafayette Considers Muni Fiber Expansion – Community Broadband Bits Episode 144

Date: 31 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After we heard that Lafayette’s LUS Fiber was considering expanding to some nearby communities, we knew we had to set up an interview with Terry Huval, Director of the Lafayette Utilities System in Louisiana. In our interview this week, Terry … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 20

Date: 22 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FCC Outlines Plan To Crush Awful State Protectionist Broadband Laws: from the it’s-about-time dept by Karl Bode, Tech Dirt While net neutrality rules are designed to protect consumers from a lack of last-mile competition, the agency’s moves on municipal broadband are … 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

Center for Public Integrity and Reveal Radio Get Into the Trenches of Local Choice

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

The Center for Public Integrity has followed the local choice debate closely. Their team has travelled to Tennessee and North Carolina to talk to lawmakers, visited communities seeking high-speed networks, and dug deep into the source of influential campaign funds. … Read More

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 … Read More

Reaction to the FCC Decisions, Dissent, and Next Steps – Community Broadband Bits Episode 141

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

After the FCC decisions to remove barriers to community networks and to reclassify Internet access as a Title II service to enforce network neutrality rules, Lisa and I spend some time discussing the decision and reactions to it. We also … Read More

Tennessee Farm Bureau Association Backs State Legislation to End Barriers

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Association recently put its support behind state legislation from Senator Janice Bowling and Rep. Kevin Brooks reports the Times Free Press.  The Bureau told the Times Free Press: “Our members are hungry to have broadband,” said … Read More

March 13th Webinar on Historic FCC Decision: Net Neutrality and Muni Broadband

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In light of the recent FCC decision to restore some local telecommunications authority in Tennessee and North Carolina, it is time to examine the details. Join leading telecom attorneys Jim Baller and Marty Stern as they host a live BroadbandUS.TV … Read More

March 13th Webinar on Historic FCC Decision: Net Neutrality and Muni Broadband

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In light of the recent FCC decision to restore some local telecommunications authority in Tennessee and North Carolina, it is time to examine the details. Join leading telecom attorneys Jim Baller and Marty Stern as they host a live BroadbandUS.TV … Read More

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