Municipal Networks

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.

Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands

Many rural communities in Maine have been waiting decades for the major internet service providers to bring broadband service to their areas, a situation exacerbated by the state having the second slowest internet speeds in the country.

EPB, Chattanooga's municipal power utility, tops 100,000 fiber optic customers

When EPB, Chattanooga's municipal power utility, launched its Internet, video, and phone services nearly a decade ago in conjunction with its efforts to build a smarter electric grid, the city-owned utility projected it should attract more than 30

Senate Candidates in Tennessee Differ on Bringing Internet to Rural Areas

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said she thinks Tennessee's approach to providing high-speed Internet and broadband services to rural areas "has worked well in our state" and she reiterated her opposition to havi