Municipal Networks

Court: Axia must keep 'middle-mile' broadband network operating

A May court order requiring continued operation of the state's $90 million "middle-mile" broadband network remains in effect, despite an effort to quash it.  That development comes as the arcane legal dispute mushrooms, nine months after the netwo

If Net Neutrality Is Repealed, What Will It Mean For People Who Don't Have Broadband Yet?

Right now, cities and towns have a little bit of leverage when talking to cable companies about installing fiber networks, according to Harvard law professor Susan Crawford. "Through saying, 'Look, come and build this network for us.

As net neutrality repeal looms, Boulder takes closer look at city-owned broadband

It's going to cost somewhere between $70 and $140 million, officials estimate, to build out the underground fiber-to-the-premises network that Boulder (CO) needs to make community-wide broadband a reality.

Net neutrality is on its way out. But that might not be so bad for Sacramento

[Commentary] Some of you might recall that in Nov, Verizon announced it would make Sacramento the first city in the country to have 5G – or fifth-generation – residential wireless broadband service.

To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet

Network neutrality as a principle of the federal government will soon be dead, but the protections are wildly popular among the American people and are integral to the internet as we know it.

With Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block, Communities Are Taking Matters Into their Own Hands—and Scaring the Hell out of Comcast

[Commentary]  Recently, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers.

Where does it hurt? Using telehealth to improve community broadband

[Commentary] The high rate of rural hospital closures is one factor driving the increasing interest in telemedicine, which uses high speed internet services to connect patients with healthcare providers.

Memo to Telcos: NYC Has an RFI for You

[Commentary] The city of New York has released a new Request for Information seeking technical and operational input from industry sources.

Nearly Half of Colorado Counties Have Formally Rejected a Comcast-Backed Law Restricting City-Run Internet

After Nov 7’s elections, a total of 31Colorado counties have voted to be exempted from a state law against municipal broadband networks. 

Comcast Buys Elections To Prevent Competition In Seattle, Fort Collins

This election season, Comcast is once again devoting funds to an investment it considers necessary - influencing elections in Seattle (WA) and Fort Collins (CO).  In Seattle, Comcast and CenturyLink have donated $50,000 to a political action commi