Municipal Networks

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

Charlemont, a small MA town, has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network.

Electricity 2.0: Small cities rush to innovate on Wi-Fi

Some less-populated areas may technically have internet, but it's slower satellite, or DSL service delivered over old copper phone lines.

ITU’s Plenipot: What Happened

Every four years, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member states meet at a three-week conference, the Plenipotentiary (or the Plenipot), to set the priorities of the organization for the next period and elect its top five leadership pos

Government-subsidized internet crosses political boundaries in Southwest Virginia

Joe McNamara is heading to the Virginia House of Delegates with the promises of a red-blooded Republican, from reining in spending to avoiding tax increases.

Tax Change Deters Rural Co-ops From Expanding Internet Access

Recent tax code changes might prevent co-ops from connecting more rural communities.

Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks

The 2018 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) focuses on local access models, specifically, community networks as self-organised, self-managed or locally developed solutions for local access, based on the conviction that one of t

How San Jose is Closing the Digital Divide

Equity drives San Jose’s (CA) approach to bringing new technologies to the city, and the deployment of municipal broadband and municipal fiber lines are no exception.

FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'

In a speech Oct 24, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly insinuated, without evidence, that community owned and operated broadband networks would naturally result in local governments aggressively limiting American free speech righ

Could Vermont Become the First State With Universal Broadband?

A Q&A with Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist.

3 Steps to Advancing Telehealth Networks

Telehealth vendors have the frustrating experience of seeing their best efforts to serve rural populations thwarted by pathetic broadband connections. Or worse, no broadband at all.