Center for Public Integrity Covers Big Telecom Attacks on Munis

Date: 4 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Center for Public Integrity recently published an excellent article worth sharing. In “How big telecom smothers city-run broadband,” Allan Holmes describes the money-for-infleunce machine at the state level, connects the dollars, and reveals bedfellows. The article is part of … 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

Governing Looks at What the Comcast – Time Warner Cable Merger Could Do to Munis

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

The debate surrounding the proposed Comcast Time Warner Cable merger continues. The Department of Justice and the FCC ruminate over the deal while the media speculates about the future. Governing recently published an article on potential side effects for the … Read More

Charlotte Media Eyes Salisbury’s Fibrant

Date: 25 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

WSOC TV in Charlotte recently looked at Salisbury’s four-year-old Fibrant network. Reporter Tenikka Smith investigated what a municipal network could do for Charlotte. Charlotte is also one of the communities working with Google in hopes of having it expand to them. That … Read More

Long List of Public Interest Groups Sign on to Free Press Letter Opposing Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Date: 18 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Free Press announced that more than 50 public interest groups, including the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, signed on to its letter in opposition to the Time Warner/Comcast merger. The letter, addressed and delivered to Attorney General Eric Holder and … Read More

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