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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Aug 26, 2014

Transcript: Community Broadband Bits Episode 113 – Peter d’Errico of Leverett, Massachusetts

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/transcript-community-broadband-bits-episode-113-peter-derrico-leverett-massachusetts

Thank to Jeff Hoel for providing the transcript for Episode 113 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast with Peter d’Errico of Leverett, Massachusetts. Listen to this episode here. 00:15: Peter d’Errico: It certainly is true that if taxes go up in a town that has a democratic form of government like a town meeting, it… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 26, 2014

ILSR Co-Signs FCC Comment Endorsing More Open Spectrum

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/ilsr-co-signs-fcc-comment-endorsing-more-open-spectrum

The Institute for Local Self Reliance has joined with Public Knowledge, Common Cause, and the Open Technology Institute, in submitting reply comments to the FCC last week as the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC). The issue at hand is the FCC’s proposal of new rules for how to govern the 3.5 GHz band, a range… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Aug 26, 2014

Muni Fiber in Rural Massachusetts – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 113

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/muni-fiber-rural-massachusetts-community-broadband-bits-podcast-113

Though much of western Massachusetts has poor access to the Internet, the town of Leverett is in the midst of fiber build that will offer a gigabit to anyone who wants it. Peter d’Errico, on the town Select Board, has been part of the project from the start and Chairs the Broadband Committee. He joins… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Aug 25, 2014

Transcript: Community Broadband Bits Episode 112

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/transcript-community-broadband-bits-episode-112

Thank to Jeff Hoel for providing the transcript for Episode 112 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast with Caitlin Copple and Karen Palmer of Missoula. Listen to this episode here. 00:15: Caitlin Copple: I think you just have to care about creating high-paying jobs in your community. I mean, to me, that is what it… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Aug 25, 2014

Transcript: Community Broadband Bits Episode 110

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/transcript-community-broadband-bits-episode-110

Thank to Jeff Hoel for providing the transcript for Episode 110 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast with Will Aycock of Wilson and Danna Bailey of Chattanooga. Listen to this episode here. 00:15: Danna Bailey: When we have neighbors outside of our service territory who are specifically asking us to come and serve them, we… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Aug 25, 2014

Community Broadband Media Roundup – Week of August 22

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As we move closer to a FCC decision to restore local authority, more lawmakers are coming out to back Wheeler’s comments on using Section 706 authority. This week Senator Markey and Representative Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania issued a statement calling on Wheeler to take action.  Wheeler will need that kind of support to remove state… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Aug 24, 2014

FCC Public Comments Round Up

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/fcc-public-comments-round

The Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) on the FCC website has been working overtime in the last few months, so we decided this would be a good time to “Roundup” the various petitions that are open for comment regarding Internet rules, give a brief rundown of the timeline, and let you know how you can… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Aug 22, 2014

Department of Delusion: Comcast Takes Credit for Google Fiber, Unicorns, and Kittens

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In what can only be assumed as a fit of insanity or confusion, several dozen US Mayors came out Friday with a letter to Chairman Wheeler, praising Comcast and demanding that the cable monopoly be allowed to take over Time Warner Cable. Given that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are among the most hated corporations… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 22, 2014

Stafford Incinerator in Virginia Not “Financially Beneficial”

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The Regional Solid Waste Management Board that oversees the County and City of Fredericksburg landfill will not pursue a garbage and industrial waste incineration-gasification facility. The County received no bid that it considered financially beneficial to the County and City and dropped the project. StopTheStaffordIncinerator.com has submitted an FOI Request to obtain copies of the… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 22, 2014

Rockport Builds Maine’s First Municipal Network

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Rockport, a coastal town of just 3,300, became a statewide leader last month by launching Maine’s first municipal broadband network. Offering symmetrical gigabit speeds to businesses and residents, Rockport’s network is a carrier-neutral dark fiber system, with local private provider GWI offering retail services.  The reach of the network is limited, as it consists of… Continue reading