Back to top Jump to featured resources

Viewing all Articles Page 65 of 300

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 25, 2013

Neil Seldman Presents Recycling Based Economic Development Options in NC

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/neil-seldman-presents-recycling-based-economic-development-options-nc/

People for Clean Mountains (PCM), Transylvania County, NC, have convinced County Commissioners to pass a 12-month moratorium on the construction of incinerators using any feedstock and producing any type of electricity or biofuel from garbage incineration in the county. The Commissioners reacted to the strong opposition to a proposed facility that would burn garbage and old… Continue reading

olds-is-first-gigabit-town-in-canada
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 24, 2013

“Olds” is First Gigabit Town in Canada

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/olds-first-gigabit-town-canada

We introduced you to Olds, Alberta and their community network O-Net in 2012. Now this community of 8,500 will be the first Canadian “gig town” where residents will have access to a gig at incredibly low prices.  CBC News reports that the Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development, the nonprofit organization building the network, recently… Continue reading

wilsons-greenlight-getting-the-publicity-it-deserves
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 24, 2013

Wilson’s Greenlight Getting the Publicity It Deserves

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/wilsons-greenlight-getting-publicity-it-deserves

WUNC 91.5, North Carolina Public Radio, recently introduced Greenlight to its audience. We have covered Wilson and Greenlight extensively since 2009. Will Michaels spoke with Will Aycock, highlighting the network’s gigabit status. “We’re able to support the surveillance cameras and different sensors throughout the community to make us a smarter city.  Certainly, we’re able to support many institutions here such as… Continue reading

shafter-fiber-network-then-now-and-next-community-broadband-bits-episode-56
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jul 23, 2013

Shafter Fiber Network, Then, Now, and Next – Community Broadband Bits Episode #56

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/shafter-fiber-network-then-now-and-next-community-broadband-bits-episode-56

Last week, we discussed how Shafter’s plans in California for a community fiber network changed with the Great Recession. Today we have an interview with Shafter Assistant City Manager Scott Hurlbert with an expanded discussion of how the community adjusted and what its next steps will be. Shafter transitioned from leased T1 lines to a… Continue reading

uc2b-saves-public-money-with-better-broadband-in-illinois
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 22, 2013

UC2B Saves Public Money With Better Broadband in Illinois

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/uc2b-saves-public-money-better-broadband-illinois

The City of Champaign is now celebrating the transition to the UC2B fiber network. With underground fiber lines, the City will no longer be plagued by weather related interruptions. Champaign is also counting on significant savings on a network that is more than 1000 times faster than the old connections. From the City of Champaign… Continue reading

utahs-xmission-keeps-customer-data-private
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 20, 2013

Utah’s Xmission Keeps Customer Data Private

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/utahs-xmission-keeps-customer-data-private

We have not wirtten much on the NSA spying scandal but encountered a recent article in the Guardian that our readers can appreciate. Rory Carroll reports that Xmission, one of the local Internet service providers working with UTOPIA, has long refused to turn over private data to local, state and federal officials absent a proper… Continue reading

new-hampshire-fastroads-to-partner-with-sovernet
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 19, 2013

New Hampshire FastRoads to Partner With Sovernet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/new-hampshire-fastroads-partner-sovernet

New Hampshire FastRoads will soon be working with Vermont’s Sovernet to bring access to southern New Hampshire. According to the Battleboro Reformer, Sovernet is ready to begin offering data and voice service as soon as the fiber infrastructure is complete. “It’s really exciting because while we do some business in New Hampshire we have not… Continue reading

coin-operated-hypocrisy-in-action-a-case-study-in-monticello
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2013

Coin-Operated Hypocrisy In Action: A Case Study in Monticello

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/coin-operated-hypocrisy-action-case-study-monticello

Rant Warning… Every state has at least one organization, often calling itself a think tank, that is funded by large corporations to advance their narrow interests, often at the expense of local businesses and the larger public. Many call these “coin operated” think tanks because they take whatever positions their funders want them to take…. Continue reading

smokestack+CO2_234x300
Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2013

VICTORY! Arizona Court Overturns Renewable Energy Credits for Incinerators

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

For the first time a court of law has disqualified trash burning as a non-renewable energy source. The Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter in Arizona has been victorious in its challenge to the Arizona Corporation Commission’s ruling that trash burning could qualify for renewable energy credits. Continue reading

in-california-tough-economic-times-led-shafter-to-adjust-network-plan
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2013

In California, Tough Economic Times Led Shafter To Adjust Network Plan

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/california-tough-economic-times-led-shafter-adjust-network-plan

In the 1990s, the community of Shafter, California, began developing its strategic plan; the move would eventually lead them to build a municipal broadband network. The town of 17,000 still depended primarily on agriculture but manufacturers were relocating to the community, drawn by its proximity to the railroad and its open space. Potential employers increasingly… Continue reading