Free Public Transit: A Great Leap Forward

Date: 31 Jul 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Taillinn offered free transit beginning in 2013. On July 1st Estonia began free bus service nationwide. In September Dunkirk, France will have free transit. Four cities in Germany will test free transit by the end of the year. Welcome abroad the future!… Read More

Local Media Sees Need for Municipal Network in Olympia, Washington

Date: 28 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local news editors seem inspired by the current network neutrality debate at the FCC. Newsrooms considering the prospect of paid prioritization are reassessing the value of municipal networks. Not long ago, the Olympian ran an editorial offering the basics of municipal … Read More

OnLight Aurora Partners with the City for Better Connectivity in Illinois

Date: 3 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nine years ago, Aurora officials decided it was time to reduce telecommunications costs and upgrade to a faster, more reliable network. The local government built a fiber network to service municipal government, but developed long-term ideas for the network to … Read More

Denver Suburb Seeks to Take Back Local Authority

Date: 1 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Centennial is asking its voters to reclaim local authority this election. City leaders want to make better use of an existing fiber optic system but a 2005 Colorado state law pushed by a corporate telephone company precludes it. If the … Read More

Business Can’t Win the Privatization Game Without a Handicap

Date: 4 Jun 2012 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Handicapping occurs in sports to equalize the winning chances of contestants of varying abilities. Sometimes, as in horse racing, superior horses, based on past performance, are required to carry more weight.  Sometimes, as in golf, poorer players are allowed more … Read More

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