All Hands On Deck: Minnesota Local Government Models for Expanding Fiber Internet Access

Date: 30 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minneapolis, MN —In 2010 the Minnesota legislature set a goal: universal access to high speed broadband throughout the state by 2015. As 2015 approaches we know that large parts of Greater Minnesota will not achieve that goal, even as technological … Read More

Breaking Down Barriers to Community Broadband—Free Webinar June 12

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

Join Community Broadband Networks director Chris Mitchell for “Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access” on Thursday, June 12 from 3pm-4pm to learn from other communities about strategies to creating a successful community broadband network. Click to Register   … Read More

Chris Mitchell to Speak at “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options”

Date: 21 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will host “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options” from 9:30-11:30 am on May 28th. Chris will be participating in the discussion; if you can’t make it to DC, the event will … Read More

Westminster Budgets for Open Access Network

Date: 19 May 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Monday, May 12, Westminster moved another step closer to deploying its open access citywide fiber network in Maryland. The Common Council approved a FY15 budget that includes $6.3 million for an FTTH network. The Carroll County Times reported that the $64.8 million budget was adopted … Read More

Network Neutrality Update

Date: 12 May 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The FCC is hearing the massive public outcry over its plan that would allow the big cable and telephone companies to create fast and slow lanes on the wires most of us depend on to access the Internet. Chairman Wheeler … Read More

Paid Prioritization Threat Reinforces Value of Community Networks

Date: 24 Apr 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recent reports out of the FCC say that it will allow ISPs to create and sell “fast lanes” of Internet access to the companies with sufficiently deep pockets to afford them. While some people argue over whether this violates network neutrality principles … Read More

DSL Described as “Obsolete” by the American Enterprise Institute

Date: 16 Apr 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“The vast majority of Europeans still only have DSL service available, which we in the United States consider really almost an obsolete technology now.” – Jeffrey Eisenbach, Director of the Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute. … Read More

Bill to Boost Broadband in Minnesota Struggles in Legislature

Date: 3 Apr 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a revealing video about the Internet access problem in rural Minnesota, Annandale City Administrator Kelly Hinnenkamp describes her town’s struggle with connectivity. The video is the latest in a series on the Minnesota Senate DFL YouTube page intended to … Read More

Financing Municipal Networks Fact Sheet

Date: 5 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This fact sheet provides information on the most common ways local communities finance their municipal networks. When a community decides it needs to establish its own publicly owned network infrastructure, one of the biggest challenges is financing the investment. Each … Read More

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