Municipal Networks

Yomura says it can help struggling municipal fiber broadband providers

Yomura, a UK-based wholesale fiber services provider for Europe and North America service providers, sees an opportunity to help struggling US municipal broadband providers. “In some cases, there are municipalities that have built a network and th

Big Telecom Convinced Wyoming’s Politicians to Rewrite a Community Broadband Bill

A bill introduced in Wyoming that set aside money to invest in municipal-owned internet was revamped before it passed to favor Big Telecom.

Los Angeles councilman proposes new department to improve broadband internet access

A city councilman proposed that Los Angeles (CA) study creating a new publicly owned and operated department to provide affordable broadband internet services to residents.

Why Low-Income Communities Are Building Their Own Internet Networks

With major telecommunication companies not offering broadband in poorer neighborhoods, community organizers are training locals to manage and implement their own networks to create equity and opportunities. In Detroit (MI), the Equitable Internet

Commissioner Clyburn & SF Mayor Farrell Joint Statement on Broadband Access

We believe that San Franciscans and communities across the country deserve a better internet, with more choice and competition in the market than exists today.

The Los Angeles Community Broadband Project

In late 2013, Los Angeles City Council began a push for a citywide Wi-Fi network at no cost to citizens.

Remarks Of Jay Schwarz, Wireline Advisor To FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, At The 2018 Utilities Broadband Workshop Of The Utilities Technology Council

Utilities—who are already everywhere; who have already connected this nation once with electricity—have an important role to play in the coming connected future.  I’m here today because we are every bit as excited about the prospect of utilities b

Mediacom takes shot from Alabama mayor

A year after Mediacom paid an undisclosed sum to take over the cable system in Andalusia (AL) the town’s mayor is warning the operator that if he continues to hear complaints, Andalusia will shop for a municipal broadband provider. “For the entire

America Needs More Fiber

[Commentary] The solution to the country’s digital divide isn’t going to come from private-market competition, but rather from massive government mobilization. Just don’t call it “nationalization.”

Cities to federal government: Don't tell us how to build our internet

At the end of January, San Jose's (CA) Mayor, Sam Liccardo, brought the issue of the digital divide fight into the open, publicly resigning from a Federal Communications Commission committee tasked with recommending ways to speed up broadband depl