Local Activism Is the Best Way to Preserve Net Neutrality

Date: 17 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Trump’s FCC has vowed to dismantle the open internet. Here’s what normal people can do to save net neutrality and destroy big telecom’s stranglehold on the industry. But first, they’ll need to get past the industry’s chosen Congressperson, Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler interviewed our own Christopher Mitchell for his story.… Read More

Press Release: Virginia Bill Seeks to Limit Municipal Authority

Date: 17 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The latest chapter in efforts by the big cable companies to limit broadband competition just began in Virginia. The introduction of HB 2108, the “Virginia Broadband Deployment Act,” by Delegate Kathy J. Byron (R-Forest) seeks to limit the power of municipalities to provide competition to entrenched incumbent Internet Service Providers.… Read More

How 2017 Will Transform Broadband Opportunities for Local Governments

Date: 10 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This may well be the year of local government broadband solutions. For some communities, it will be because they are prepared to step up and are excited about ensuring all residents and businesses in the community have the tools to thrive in the digital economy. For others, it will be a last resort in the face of new political and economic challenges — but many will be taking action.… Read More

Why Marsha Blackburn’s Rise Is Bad News for Net Neutrality and Science

Date: 10 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The telecom industry’s favorite Congressperson, Marsha Blackburn, has recently been elevated in Trump’s Washington. For their analysis on what that could mean for municipal broadband and Internet access competition, generally, Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler and Sam Gustin reached out to broadband expert Christoper Mitchell for his thoughts.… Read More

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