Community Broadband Media Roundup – October 24

Date: 27 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this week’s community broadband media roundup, we have more reverberations from Next Century Cities, a forward-thinking coalition of cities that promises real progress in establishing or restoring local authority for broadband networks. For the inside scoop on the launch, … Read More

Business, Education Call on Culver City to Invest in Muni Fiber in L.A. County

Date: 17 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last fall, Culver City hired a consultant to develop a design and business plan for a possible fiber network project. Recently, prominent business leaders and parents of local school children have publicly expressed their support for a municipal network. Culver … Read More

SHLB Coalition Offering October Symposium on Anchor Institution Broadband Deployment

Date: 4 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On October 2nd in Washington, D.C., the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) will be hosting a symposium on “School-Library Partnerships and Other Anchor Institution Broadband Strategies.” Speakers will include FCC representatives, Obama Administration officials, and service providers such … Read More

Size Matters! New Report Shows The Value of Small-Scale, Community-Based Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Composting can take place at many levels – backyard, block, neighborhood, schoolyard, community, on-farm, and regional – and in urban, suburban, and rural areas.  Composting at the local level circulates dollars in the community, promotes social inclusion and empowerment, greens … Read More

Dublin Municipal Network Serves Schools, Government, and Business in Ohio

Date: 9 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 1999, Laurens County Schools and Dublin City Schools needed to move past dial-up Internet access. The City of 16,000 built a fiber network to serve students in the community. It now also serves local government and businesses in the … Read More

Broadband 101 Fact Sheet

Date: 3 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s fact sheet is a reliable quick reference guide for policymakers and citizens. As discussion about the telecommunications landscape expands, language about broadband abounds. In order to make informed decisions without stumbling over terminology, ILSR has assembled some basic facts … Read More

Christopher Mitchell Speaks at FCC Gigabit Cities Workshop

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As part of the FCC’s Gigabit Cities Challenge, the agency plans to host a series of workshops over the next several months. The workshops will focus on tools communities can use to expand connectivity, changing telecommunications policy, and will present … Read More

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

Date: 29 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they … Read More

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