Comcast’s Election Investment: Policy Brief On Seattle, Fort Collins, & Broadband Ballots

Date: 2 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Comcast is doing its best to buy elections in Seattle and Fort Collins and this new report from the Community Broadband Networks team found out why: the telecom giant stands to lose millions in customer’s service if their preferred option loses at the ballot.… Read More

Press Release: Comcast is spending scared in Seattle & Fort Collins local elections, facing threat of competition

Date: 2 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our latest policy brief, we analyzed the actions of Internet Service Provider giant Comcast during this election season in two locations: Seattle, Wash. and Fort Collins, Colo. We found that Comcast is spending millions in the two locations to protect its monopoly.… Read More

Grassroots Broadband Groups Grow Across the U.S.

Date: 26 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community networks are hyper-local movements. As we have researched these networks, we have often uncovered the work of grassroots activists trying to make a difference in their cities. Today, we’ve gathered together a collection to show how small groups of local people can make a big difference.… Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – January 23

Date: 26 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We continue to see reverberations from President Obama’s speaking out in favor of municipal networks. The presidential nod sparked state lawmakers to propose bills, news organizations to write editorials, and to give communities a better sense of how they can … Read More

October Events in Washington State All About Community Broadband

Date: 2 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two events in October will bring Chris and other telecommunications policy leaders to the State of Washington.  On October 8th, the Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board is hosting Lunch & Learn: Chris Mitchell on community-owned networks and municipal … Read More

Media Roundup: Week of August 8

Date: 9 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s rumblings on municipal broadband held more reverberations from last week’s announcement that the FCC would take up formal proceedings regarding Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC petitions. The message for preempting state laws is being amplified, first Business Insider wrote … Read More

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