In Kansas, Rural Chanute Built Its Own Gigabit Fiber and Wireless Network

Date: 2 Oct 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Chanute first built a vision, then a network. The fiber network connects schools and other community anchor institutions with gigabit networks. The wireless network serves public safety. Soon, both may serve everyone. The “Hub of southeast Kansas” is a small … Read More

Broadband at the Speed of Light

Date: 9 Apr 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 12 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The fastest networks in the nation are built by local governments, a new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Benton Foundation reveals Chattanooga, Tennessee, is well known for being the first community with citywide access to a “gig,” … Read More

Why Is Mighty Time Warner Scared Of Tiny Salisbury, North Carolina?

Date: 23 Jun 2011 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Thanks to Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for contributing to this article.  You can, and should follow his reporting on public networks at www.muninetworks.org. Conservatives would have us believe the … Read More

We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons

Date: 31 Dec 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Twelve days before the Iowa caucuses, the New York Times Magazine cover, in large white letters on a deep black background, carried the single word title of its lead article: Clintonism. In the article Matt Bai, the Times reporter on all things Democratic, with a big D, made one undeniable assertion and two highly debatable ones.

Bai’s contention that Bill Clinton’s "wife’s fortunes are bound up with his, and vice versa" is incontestable. The primaries and even more so the general election, if Hillary is the nominee, will be a referendum less on Hillary than on Clintonism, the philosophy and strategy that guided the White House for eight years. Hillary clearly welcomes such a prospect, as demonstrated by her constantly reminding voters that she was "deeply involved in being part of the Clinton team."

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The Telecommunications Act Worsened the Situation

Date: 25 Feb 1997 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Telecommunications Act Worsened the Situation by David Morris February 25, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press A year ago the Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law. At the signing ceremony President Clinton promised the American people the … Read More

Wireless Communications Could Bring Information Power to the People

Date: 15 Aug 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wireless Communications Could Bring Information Power to the People by David Morris August 15, 1995 Here’s another example of why paying attention to technology matters. On May 24, 1995 Apple Computer submitted a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). … Read More

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