City Council Moves Forward on Muni Project in Ellsworth, Maine

Date: 24 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Ellsworth City Council voted on February 9th to proceed with the first steps to developing yet another municipal fiber network in Maine. Community leaders plan to develop open access fiber infrastructure. Five ISPs have already expressed an interest in … Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME … Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME … Read More

ILSR Joins Independent Business Groups in Pushing for Disclosure of Corporate Subsidies

Date: 4 Feb 2015 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR joined other members of the Advocates for Independent Business coalition in submitting a joint public comment letter in support of a landmark proposal to require local and state governments, as part of their financial reporting, to annually disclose the tax breaks and incentives they have provided to corporations in the name of economic development. … Read More

First Muni Fiber Net in Maine – Community Broadband Bits Episode 115

Date: 9 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

By building a fiber line to allow some local businesses to get next-generation Internet access, Rockport became the first municipal fiber network in the state of Maine. Town Manager Richard Bates joins us for episode 115 of the Community Broadband … Read More

Rockport Builds Maine’s First Municipal Network

Date: 22 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rockport, a coastal town of just 3,300, became a statewide leader last month by launching Maine’s first municipal broadband network. Offering symmetrical gigabit speeds to businesses and residents, Rockport’s network is a carrier-neutral dark fiber system, with local private provider … Read More

Rural Indiana Looks to Tax Increment Financing to Build Fiber Networks

Date: 30 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wabash County, Indiana wants to expand its access to high speed internet through a fiber optic network build out, and is planning to use a distinctive financial tool to do so. The Wabash County Redevelopment Commission has begun the process … Read More

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