Town in Michigan Launches Community-Owned Broadband Service

Date: 25 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This small town in southern Michigan is steeped in interesting history, including an 1843 incident in which the community rallied around escaped slaves leading to the Fugitive Slave Law. The town is also home to an historic district considered one of the most architecturally significant in the U.S. It’s part of the Battle Creek statistical area, but until local leaders decided to take matters into their own hands, connectivity for businesses and residents was inadequate for today’s needs.… Read More

In Op-Ed, ILSR Researcher Katie Kienbaum Discusses Need for Better Broadband in North Carolina

Date: 25 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An op-ed written by Katie Kienbaum, Researcher at ILSR, was published by the Jacksonville Daily News. It discusses the need for better broadband access in North Carolina, as well as “Let’s Connect,” a series of community meetings on the subject organized by ILSR, NCLM, and NC Hearts Gigabit…… Read More

Community Broadband Initiative Plans “Let’s Connect!” Speaking Tour in North Carolina

Date: 3 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you live in or near the communities of Albemarle, Fuquay-Varina, or Jacksonville, get ready to attend one of a series of three “Let’s Connect” meetings, organized by the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, and NC Hearts Gigabit. We’re bringing together people who want to improve connectivity and are ready to learn more about how to get started.… Read More

Illinois City to Expand Fiber-to-the-Home Network to Residents in 2019

Date: 28 Dec 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The city of Rock Falls, Illinois, will begin building out their fiber network to residential customers in early 2019. Local businesses are already using the network, which offers gigabit connectivity, a huge upgrade from the 10 – 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) download previously available from Comcast…… Read More

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