Understanding the Georgia Communications Cooperative – Community Broadband Bits Podcast #92

Date: 1 Apr 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

While at the SEATOA Conference in Raleigh last week, I met Mike Foor, the President and CEO of the Georgia Communications Cooperative (GCC). Given the important role GCC is playing in expanding great Internet access in rural Georgia, we wanted … Read More

Vidalia’s Broadband Initiative Moves Forward as Free Wi-Fi Comes to Town

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Vidalia’s plans to offer free Wi-Fi are becoming reality. The Natchez Democrat recently reported that the City launched its free Wi-Fi in its new municipal complex. Vidalia received a $30,000 grant from the Telecommunications Development Fund (TDF) Foundation to invest in … Read More

Kansas Community Benefits from Community Owned Networks

Date: 4 Feb 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even though the Kansas cable lobby have temporarily retracted their competition-killing telecom bill, we still want to highlight the benefits of preserving full home rule, local authority by focusing on a number of communities, including Chanute, Ottawa, and Erie. Chanute We … 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

Ponca City Fiber: Serving Businesses, Schools, and Offering Free Wi-Fi

Date: 29 Jan 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Its extensive free Wi-Fi has brought Ponca City into the limelight but the mesh network did not appear overnight. The community effort began with miles of fiber network that provide connectivity and enable the mesh network financially and technically. Ponca … Read More

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