Tennessee Cooperative Expands Across Border into Kentucky

Date: 13 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A Tennessee communications cooperative will soon bring fiber connectivity to Kentucky’s Warren County. North Central Telephone Cooperative (NCTC) will offer high-quality Internet access via gigabit (1,000 Megabits per second) connectivity via its North Central Communications, Inc., subsidiary.   Starting With New Construction … Read More

An Overlooked Solution for Competitive and Local Renewable Power

Date: 6 Sep 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A 40-year-old federal law has a new life in promoting a competitive U.S. clean energy market because of falling costs for wind and solar. But despite its lofty potential, the policy remains trapped between regulatory obstacles and utility resistance — … Read More

Connecting Rural America: Internet Access for All (Episode 26)

Date: 10 Aug 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week, our Building Local Power podcast contains a conversation between guest host Nick Stumo-Langer and ILSR researchers Hannah Trostle and Christopher Mitchell to discuss the importance of connectivity in rural America and the barriers high quality local investment. The … Read More

Vernon Communications Cooperative Connecting Rural Southwest Wisconsin

Date: 1 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Vernon Communications Cooperative (VC Co-op), serving much of rural Vernon County, Wisconsin, was recently named a Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. VC Co-op joins a growing list of rural cooperatives that are offering gigabit connectivity to members in places … Read More

Anza Electric Cooperative: High-Speed Internet Service in Southern California

Date: 28 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Just south of Mount San Jacinto in southern California, several small communities hope for better Internet access. The local cooperative has submitted a plan to build a next generation network fiber network further into Riverside County. Anza Electric Cooperative wants … Read More

Co-ops and Counties Improving Indiana Connectivity

Date: 24 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Like other states with significant rural populations, local communities in Indiana have been working to come up with ways to improve connectivity for residents and businesses. Two more areas in Indiana can expect better connectivity as county government invests for … Read More

RS Fiber Upgrades: Gigabit Speeds With No Price Increase

Date: 18 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As if bringing high-quality connectivity to rural central Minnesota wasn’t enough, RS Fiber Cooperative has recently established the “Cornerstone Member” program. Now that gigabit connectivity is available, existing residential customers can upgrade from 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) with no price … Read More

Tennessee’s Tri-County Electric Cooperative To Build High-Speed Internet Network

Date: 4 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, an electric cooperative looks to a more connected future. The Tri-County Electric Cooperative that operates across state lines is preparing to build a state-of-the-art network for high-speed Internet service throughout Trousdale County, Tennessee. This will … Read More

Electric Cooperative, County Collaborate To Expand Fiber-to-the-Home in Rural Virginia

Date: 16 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Prince George County, Virginia, and its electric cooperative recently entered into an agreement that will allow Prince George Electric Cooperative (PGEC) to offer Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to certain areas in the county. The arrangement came after a successful pilot project that … Read More

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