Government Technology Video Focuses on Chattanooga Community Fiber

Date: 10 Jul 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Government Technology interviews some local officials in Chattanooga about its network – the nation’s first network offering 1 gigabit connections throughout the entire community. The slowest Internet connection available, 30/30 Mbps, is available in bundles that rival Comcast and AT&T in price. But the Comcast and AT&T services are pathetic in comparison – particularly when it … Read More

For Independence Day, Lessig on Independence

Date: 4 Jul 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Larry Lessig addressed the 2012 WiscNet Conference in Madison, talking about the importance of achieving the goals of the Founders of the United States in creating a system where those making the rules were independent of corrupting influences. About 45 minutes long, and well worth watching in entirety — especially if you have not seen a … Read More

Susan Crawford Presentation at Freedom to Connect

Date: 3 Jun 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Susan Crawford was one of the featured presenters at Freedom to Connect 2012 and her presentation was noted by Tech Dirt: To support her thesis, Crawford presented some stunning numbers. In the last two years, Comcast market share has grown from 16.3 million subscribers to 18.5, a 14 percent growth. Time Warner Cable has grown 10 … Read More

The Future of the Internet, by TNR and Vint Cerf

Date: 27 May 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a recent editorial (May 24 issue), The New Republic argued that the Obama Administration was doing a decent job on Internet policy and obliquely referenced an article discussing carrier opposition to community broadband. The op-ed begins, Politicians aren’t always especially thoughtful about, or even familiar with, information technology. George W. Bush used the term “Internets” … Read More

Senator Lautenberg Asks FCC Chair About Muni Broadband Barriers

Date: 26 May 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Free Press caught and isolated an excellent question from Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to FCC Chairman Genachowski during recent hearings. The Senator notes that many Americans do not have sufficient access to broadband but 19 states have enacted barriers to make it harder for communities to build their own. FCC Chairman said he thinks innovative municipal … Read More

Susan Crawford Keynote at The Next Web Conference

Date: 15 May 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Susan Crawford on the importance of government policy. People who are concerned about the future of the Internet need to pay attention or the cable and telephone companies will take over the Internet (or at least access to it). Not because they are evil, but because what is best for them (or what they think is … Read More

Community Broadband and Economic Development Presentation – Dallas 2012

Date: 9 May 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Christopher Mitchell recently presented at the Broadband Communities Summit 12 in Dallas, Texas. The two-day event, April 24th and 25th, brought together experts from all over the world to discuss the policy and economic challenges and achievements in broadband. Christopher discussed the new ILSR Report, Broadband at the Speed of Light, and presented information on the … Read More

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