Louisiana Municipal Association Passes Resolution in Favor of Restoring Local Authority

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

The Louisiana Municipal Association is the latest organization to officially support the FCC’s ability to restore local authority. The group represents 305 village, town, city, and parish members. Their Executive Board unanimously passed the resolution on July 30 and recently … Read More

Local Businesses Suffer in Tennessee as State Prevents Chattanooga Expansion

Date: 23 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As our readers know, the FCC is currently considering petitions submitted by Chattanooga and Wilson, North Carolina. Both communities want the ability to expand their ability to offer advanced telecommunications services, contrary to existing state anti-muni laws. As we glance … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – September 12

Date: 15 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week, you might have been tripped up by some infuriating “spinning wheels of death” on the Internet, but don’t worry, the slow-down was largely symbolic— at least for now. Fierce Telecom covered the Internet Slowdown Day protest on Wednesday, organized … Read More

National Journal Traces Growth of Partisanship in Municipal Broadband Debate

Date: 10 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In an excellent piece titled “How Republicans Flip-Flopped on Government-Run Internet,” the National Journal outlines the disappointing political evolution of municipal broadband, from a bipartisan local choice issue to an anti-Obama Administration, pro-incumbent telecom, states’ rights issue.  It was not … Read More

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