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Article filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 9, 2014

Boulder Chamber Supports Ballot Measure to Restore Local Authority

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/boulder-chamber-supports-ballot-measure-restore-local-authority

The Boulder Chamber of Commerce has come out in favor of ballot measure 2C, which would restore the City of Boulder’s authority to provide telecommunications services to its residents. From the Chamber’s website: City of Boulder 2014 Ballot Measure 2C – Affirming the City’s Right to Provide Telecommunication Services Colorado State Bill 152 precludes cities… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Sep 9, 2014

First Muni Fiber Net in Maine – Community Broadband Bits Episode 115

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/first-muni-fiber-net-maine-community-broadband-bits-episode-115

By building a fiber line to allow some local businesses to get next-generation Internet access, Rockport became the first municipal fiber network in the state of Maine. Town Manager Richard Bates joins us for episode 115 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We discuss the financing behind the network and their partnership with local Internet… Continue reading

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Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 8, 2014

Working Partner Update: Zero Waste Canada and Zero Waste International Alliance

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/working-partner-update-waste-canada-waste-international-alliance/

ILSR has been working with grassroots recyclers, Zero Waste Canada and Zero Waste International Alliance  to prevent garbage incinerators and improper EPR regulations in British Columbia, Canada. Incineration As is typical in garbage incineration efforts, environmental groups are the first to be alarmed at proposed garbage incineration, followed by business interests that fear increased taxes… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Sep 8, 2014

Community Broadband Media Roundup – September 6

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/community-broadband-media-roundup-september-6

Chairman Wheeler chose the 1776 start-up incubator office as the backdrop for his comments Thursday that outline a new agenda for big telecom: Competition, Competition, Competition. IDG News Service Grant Gross reported on the chairman’s comments. “At the low end of throughput … the majority of Americans have a choice of only two providers,” Wheeler… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Sep 7, 2014

Community Broadband Media Roundup – Week of August 29, 2014

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/community-broadband-media-roundup-week-august-29-2014

“When private industry does not answer the call because of market failures or other obstacles, it is appropriate and even commendable, for the people acting through their local governments to improve their lives by investing in their own future.” ~ John McCain, 2005 Wait. What? Brendan Sasso from The National Journal brought up some excellent… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 3 Comments | Updated on Sep 4, 2014

The Ultimate Solar Calculator Helps You Choose: To Own or Lease?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ultimate-solar-calculator/

A few weeks ago I wrote about the comeback of solar ownership relative to leasing, as the cost of rooftop solar PV continues to fall and new financing options make ownership easier than ever. Is owning a solar panel right for you? Find out now! The calculator below lets you compare (leasing) apples to (ownership)… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Sep 4, 2014

Center for Public Integrity Covers Big Telecom Attacks on Munis

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/center-public-integrity-covers-big-telecom-attacks-munis

The Center for Public Integrity recently published an excellent article worth sharing. In “How big telecom smothers city-run broadband,” Allan Holmes describes the money-for-infleunce machine at the state level, connects the dollars, and reveals bedfellows. The article is part of a series investigating the political power of big cable and telecom companies. If you are… Continue reading

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SHLB Coalition Offering October Symposium on Anchor Institution Broadband Deployment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/shlb-coalition-offering-october-symposium-anchor-institution-broadband-deployment

On October 2nd in Washington, D.C., the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) will be hosting a symposium on “School-Library Partnerships and Other Anchor Institution Broadband Strategies.” Speakers will include FCC representatives, Obama Administration officials, and service providers such as One Community, among others.  The SHLB Coalition is a group of public, nonprofit, and… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 3, 2014

Calls Grow for Community Network in Syracuse

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/calls-grow-community-network-syracuse

Last week, we noted some comments made by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner indicating her interest in a municipal broadband network and her promise to develop a plan for how to build it. Now it appears others in Syracuse are picking up her refrain.  Two columns appearing recently in the Syracuse Post-Standard offered support for Miner’s… Continue reading