Wilson, North Carolina’s Fiber Network Headlines Economic Development Plan

Date: 20 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wilson has made their community-owned Greenlight fiber network central to their economic development plan, a move that may forge a new approach for other communities with similar assets. Revitalization Efforts In 2008, when Wilson’s Greenlight community network first launched, the Federal Communications … Read More

Wilson’s Greenlight Provides Affordable Internet Access To Public Housing Residents

Date: 15 Dec 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This post was written by Kate Svitavsky, an intern for the Community Broadband Networks initiative. Super-fast, reliable, and affordable Internet access is coming to residents living in public housing in Wilson, North Carolina. Greenlight, Wilson’s municipal network, recently began providing … Read More

Major Media Outlets Cover 6th Circuit Decision Limiting Local Authority

Date: 15 Aug 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A circuit court decision this week means the digital divide in Tennessee and North Carolina will be allowed to continue. This week, the 6th Circuit Court of appeals decided to dismiss the FCC’s decision to encourage Internet investment by restricting local authority to build competitive Internet networks.

In February, ILSR and Next Century Cities filed an Amicus Brief in support of the FCC’s position. Here is a selection of media stories which cite ILSR.… Read More

For Rural Pinetops, Being A Gigabit Community Means Business In North Carolina

Date: 12 Aug 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unless you live in a rural community, you probably assume becoming a Gigabit community is all about the miracles of speed. Speed is important, but so is Internet choice, reliable service, and respectful customer service. It’s also about being excited … Read More

North Carolina Files Petition Opposing FCC Ruling to End Anti-Muni Laws

Date: 22 May 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It took a while, but the State of North Carolina finally decided to take its turn at the throat of the FCC. Attorneys filed a Petition for Review in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals similar to the one filed … Read More

Video Available: Connecticut Gigabit State Event

Date: 10 May 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On May 5th, Christopher participated in a panel conversation presented by the City of New Haven and the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel. Video of the event,Moving Towards A Gigabit State: Planning & Financing Municipal Ultra-High-Speed Internet Fiber Networks Through … Read More

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