Mount Vernon Mayor: Local Authority Has Been Good For Our City

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

As the time approached for FCC Commissioners to choose to allow Wilson and Chattanooga to serve surrounding communities, leaders from municipalities with publicly owned networks shared their experiences. Jill Boudreau, Mayor of Mount Vernon, Washington, published her community’s experience with their … Read More

Municipal Networks and Small ISP Partners to FCC: Title II Not a Problem

Date: 19 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A group of municipal leaders and their private sector small ISP partners submitted an ex parte filing with the FCC today stating that they see no reason to fear Title II reclassification of Internet access. The statement, signed by a … Read More

October Events in Washington State All About Community Broadband

Date: 2 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two events in October will bring Chris and other telecommunications policy leaders to the State of Washington.  On October 8th, the Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board is hosting Lunch & Learn: Chris Mitchell on community-owned networks and municipal … 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

“Connect With the World” in Mount Vernon on October 9

Date: 23 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Plan on spending Thursday, October 9 in Mount Vernon, Washington. Chris will speak with three other experts on creating a local environment attractive to the tech industry.  The “Connect With The World” event will occur at Skagit Valley College’s MacIntyre … Read More

New York Times Covers Fiber and Economic Development

Date: 17 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a recent New York Times article, reporter Kate Murphy shined a light on fiber’s increasing role in economic development. Murphy discussed several of the same networks we have followed: Wilson, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Lafayette, LA; and Mount Vernon, WA. … Read More

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