2020 State Laws That Determine the Future of Community Owned Networks

Date: 26 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As state lawmakers debate in committee rooms and Capitol chambers around the country, various broadband and Internet network infrastructure bills are appearing on agendas. Some are good news for local communities interested in developing publicly owned networks … Read More

Eight-Town Region in SouthWest Rural Minnesota Gets High-Speed, Reliable Internet Access

Date: 25 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rural areas are taking steps to improve their connectivity and are developing high-quality Internet access on par with the best services in urban centers. When smaller communities band together, they increase their chances of developing fast, affordable, reliable community networks that serve a larger swath of people.… Read More

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

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