Lexingtonians Consider Municipal Network Options in Kentucky

Date: 13 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community leaders in Lexington are the latest to stand at a fork in the broadband road. In September, the franchise agreement between the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Time Warner Cable expired, resulting in a month-to-month agreement continuation. As … Read More

On the Media Talks Cable Consolidation, Municipal Networks With Crawford and Baller

Date: 10 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The possible merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable and the FCC’s recent announcement to review state barriers have created a significant buzz in the world of telecommunications. Two recent NPR interviews with Susan Crawford and Jim Baller provide insight … Read More

Kansas Community Benefits from Community Owned Networks

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

Even though the Kansas cable lobby have temporarily retracted their competition-killing telecom bill, we still want to highlight the benefits of preserving full home rule, local authority by focusing on a number of communities, including Chanute, Ottawa, and Erie. Chanute We … Read More

Kansas Anti-Competition Bill Authored by Cable Lobbyists

Date: 31 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We learned a lot today about the anti-competition bill (SB 304) in Kansas to limit Internet network investments. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin discovered the source of the bill, the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association: That’s a lobby group with members such … Read More

Responding to “Crazy Talk” Volume 4 – Community Broadband Bits Episode #72

Date: 12 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are back with the fourth volume of our responding to “Crazy Talk” theme on the Community Broadband Bits podcast. The source of this week’s crazy talk is a public relations executive for Time Warner Cable, following an interview I … Read More

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