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Communities invest in telecommunications networks for a variety of reasons - economic development, improving access to education and health care, price stabilization, etc.
In the United States, local governments that have their own community networks often own, operate, AND provide services on those networks. In a number of cases, local governments prefer to offer services directly because they can ensure a high quality experience.
Cortez is ready to use its publicly owned infrastructure to begin a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) pilot project.
In rural northeast Oklahoma, the city of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, built a high-speed fiber network to their residents and then expanded Internet access their rural neighbors with fixed wireless. Sallisaw’s Internet department, DiamondNet, now serves about 2,600 customers in northeastern Oklahoma.
While Google Fiber is still reeling from its big pivot last fall, there are signs that Google Fiber 2.0 is emerging from the ashes of Google's most ambitious moonshot.
Net neutrality - what does it really mean? Time The city's office of innovation is also urging tech-savvy residents to counter that by supporting the administration's collaboration with Kentucky Wired, a broadband public-private partnership that is installing fiber optic across the state.
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This November, more Colorado towns and counties will be voting on whether to opt out of the 12-year-old SB 152, a state law that restricts broadband development.
Susan Crawford is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of The Responsive City and Captive Audience. The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers.
Fibre will need to remain at the heart of any National Broadband Plan so it can be future-proofed for generations to come, argues John Kennedy.
More communities than ever are embracing building their own broadband networks as an alternative to the Comcast status quo.
This week, President Obama said that he would direct the Federal Communications Commission to help cities that want to build their own broadband networks navigate or completely ignore state laws in 21 states that make it difficult or, in some cases, illegal to create networks or sell internet
Large cable companies have successfully lobbied not only to strip away Net Neutrality and important privacy regulations, but also made it unlawful for state and city governments to properly police them.
The Federal Communications Commission’s decision last week to repeal net neutrality was a major blow to internet freedom, but it’s only the first in a long line of actions that the FCC will take to tell itself that America’s broadband situation is better than it actually is.
The FCC will vote on a measure today that would repeal net neutrality and pave the way for the end of the free, open internet as we’ve always known it. Librarians aren't happy about it.
When I moved to New York City from Toronto, I was shocked to learn that there was only one internet service provider serving my Manhattan neighborhood. Back in Toronto, I had three or four options, depending on where I lived, which meant I could shop around and get the best deal.
The Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality rules has many worried that internet service providers will now build the same sort of tiered internet that some other countries have — where individual providers can collude to throttle traffic to certain websites and se
Everyone says they want competition. They just don’t agree how to get it. The Federal Communications Commission votes Thursday on rolling back Obama-era net neutrality rules that require internet service providers such as Verizon and Comcast to treat all internet traffic equally.
House Republicans last night voted to overturn an FCC rule that bars your internet provider from telling advertisers which websites you visit and what you search for in exchange for money; the Senate voted along the same lines last week.
Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data.
Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet users—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S.
And it could signal broader restrictions for the program known as Lifeline.
Downtown Chattanooga looks like a lot of postindustrial cities: wide streets, a mix of old brick buildings, and uninspired ’60s-era brutalism. Except there’s something here that many small downtowns do without these days: people.