Center for Public Integrity and Reveal Radio Get Into the Trenches of Local Choice

Date: 18 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Center for Public Integrity has followed the local choice debate closely. Their team has travelled to Tennessee and North Carolina to talk to lawmakers, visited communities seeking high-speed networks, and dug deep into the source of influential campaign funds. … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 14

Date: 16 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Whether You’re Red or Blue, You Should Love the FCC’s Internet Plan: This Tea Party guy gets it. Why don’t DC Republicans? by Susan Crawford, BackChannel He said (paraphrasing), “I want my freedom and I can’t stand the idea of … Read More

Republican Tennessee Leader Endorses Local Authority

Date: 26 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Republican State Senator Janice Bowling from Tennessee is once again speaking out in favor of local telecommunications authority. On Monday, she published an op-ed in the Tennessean titled “Don’t limit high-speed broadband to big cities,” noting that rural communities often … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – February 20

Date: 21 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Next week the FCC will make a landmark decision that will affect the future of community networks. Here’s a roundup of stories. Hate Your Internet Service Provider? You Should Have Feb. 26 Circled on Your Calendar by Daniel B. Kline, … Read More

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

Tennessee Legislature Considers Four Pro-Muni Bills

Date: 24 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even though there are several publicly owned networks in Tennessee, existing state statutes create barriers discouraging investment. This year, there is a movement at the state Capitol that may change the environment. The Jolt Digest and CivSource recently reported that … Read More

LightTUBe Financially Secure in Tennessee

Date: 19 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Tullahoma Utilities Board’s triple-play FTTH LightTUBe, began serving Tullahoma in 2009. The fiber network utility is paying off its city bond debt on schedule reports the Tullahoma News. The network’s income during the first four months of fiscal year 2014 is a … Read More

Tullahoma News Seeks Insider’s View Via Broadband Bits Podcast

Date: 16 Dec 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In July 2013, Christopher Mitchell interviewed Brian Skelton, General Manager of the Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB), for Episode #54 of the Broadband Bits podcast. The Tullahoma News recently reported on the podcast in an article on LighTUBe, the municipal network … Read More

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