Municipal Networks

Electric Cooperative Gigabit Gains Traction

Electric cooperative gigabit is becoming more commonplace, as news from Aug 28 about four electric cooperative gigabit deployments illustrates.

Chattanooga's Broadband Investment Opens the Door to Telehealth

Chattanooga (TN) has the fastest internet in the United States. Why is that?

Rural Broadband’s Only Hope: Thinking Outside the Box?

According to a 2017 Federal Communications Commission Broadband Deployment Report, 92 percent of the total US population has access to both fixed terrestrial services at 25 Mbps/3 Mbps and mobile LTE at speeds of 5 Mbps/1 Mbps.

How Municipal Broadband Models Generate Results

Broadband access throughout California and the country are the result of different models implemented by governing authorities.

New York City Has ‘a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’ to Create an Internet for All

Troy Walcott, a 39-year-old cable technician, felt vindicated in July when New York moved to expel his employer, Charter Communications, for allegedly failing to keep its promises to the state.

In America’s tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here’s how San Francisco wants to fix it.

Despite being awash in tech start-ups and the latest innovations, San Francisco has a surprising lack of connectivity.

How broadband helped a small town in Greater Minnesota land a high-tech business

In 2015, Gibbon (MN) joined nine other cities and 17 townships in creating a cooperative that promised to bring broadband Internet access to 6,200 residents across both Renville and Sibley counties.

San Francisco hits brakes on high-speed internet plan

San Francisco’s effort to create a citywide broadband internet service for all residents and businesses has suffered a setback as outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell will not place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund the project before he leaves

Commissioner Rosenworcel Remarks at US Conference of Mayors

I want to harness your energies this morning to talk about three things we can work on together. First, broadband deployment and the infrastructure challenge it presents for cities.

Measuring Broadband's (Public) Return on Investment

A Q&A with Ann Treacy of the Blandin Foundation editor of the blog “Blandin on Broadband”