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Central Alabama Electric Cooperative (CAEC) will join the increasing number of electric cooperatives that provide broadband access. CAEC plans to construct the network, named CAEC Access, with a phased approach.
Nineteen states have established legal barriers or even outright bans on publicly owned networks, according to well-respected communications law firm Baller Stokes & Lide. These state laws, often enacted at the behest of large telecom monopoli
Across the country, state legislatures are ushering in better rural connectivity by passing new laws that enable electric cooperatives to expand high-quality Internet access.
At the beginning of 2019, our Community Broadband Networks team visited North Carolina as part of the Let’s Connect speaking tour.
Clarksville (AR) began their journey toward better local connectivity like many other communities we’ve interview and written about: by first focusing on fiber as a tool to enhance electric utility efficiencies.
Legislative changes are helping electric cooperatives continue to expand high-quality Internet access in rural parts of America.
About ten years ago, we first reported on Johnson City (TN). At that time, the community was in the process of installing fiber to improve reliability for their public electric utility.