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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 4, 2014

A Roadmap for the FCC To Ensure Local Authority to Build Networks – Community Broadband Podcast #84

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/roadmap-fcc-ensure-local-authority-build-networks-community-broadband-podcast-84

When the DC Circuit Court handed down a decision ruling against the FCC’s Open Internet (network neutrality) rules, it also clarified that the FCC has the power to overrule state laws that limit local authority to build community networks. Harold Feld, Senior Vice President for Public Knowledge, joins us for Community Broadband Bits Episode #84… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2013

Burlington’s Next Step: Become a Gigabit Community

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/burlingtons-next-step-become-gigabit-community

Burlington has seen ups and downs over the past few years but a new chapter is about to begin. The non-profit U.S. Ignite and the City are partnering to create BTV Ignite. The initiative will develop a gigabit community infrastructure and the applications that use it. With help from U.S. Ignite, Burlington will join the… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Sep 19, 2013

Monticello Fiber Price War Offers Key Lessons for Broadband Competition

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/monticello-fiber-price-war-offers-key-lessons-broadband-competition

Monticello Minnesota may be located 40 miles outside Minneapolis, but it is the center of the planet when it comes to FTTH competition. We have tried and cannot identify another community localed on planet earth with two separate FTTH networks going head to head across the entire community. We have long written about Monticello, most… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jul 30, 2013

Jim Baller Discusses Municipal Broadband History – Community Broadband Bits Episode #57

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/jim-baller-discusses-municipal-broadband-history-community-broadband-bits-episode-57

Jim Baller has been helping local governments to build community owned networks for as long as they have been building them. He is the President of and Senior Principal of the Baller Herbst Law Group in Washington, DC. Jim joins us for Episode #57 of the Community Broadband Bits[/glossary] podcast to discuss some of the… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 2003

Alabama Citizens Sue to Block Wal-Mart Giveaways

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/alabama-citizens-sue-block-walmart-giveaways/

Owners of a small business in Birmingham, Alabama, near the site of a proposed Wal-Mart supercenter, have filed suit against the city for giving the retailing giant a $10 million subsidy. Southeast Meats of Pelham, in operation for over two decades, contends the handout gives Wal-Mart an unfair advantage. The suit also asserts that the city improperly threatened to use eminent domain to force owners of the Wal-Mart property to sell. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2002

Wal-Mart Decision Challenged in New Orleans

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/walmart-decision-challenged-new-orleans/

Opponents of a massive Wal-Mart supercenter approved by the New Orleans City Council in April are fighting the so-called "done deal" on several fronts. A coalition of organizations has filed two lawsuits challenging the decision. The plaintiffs include Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Coliseum Square Association, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Historic Magazine Row Association, and the Urban Conservancy. Continue reading