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colorado voters really want city-run broadband service




colorado state law requires municipalities to hold public referendums before they can provide services like broadband internet access. and as of tuesday's elections, ars technica reports, 31 of the state's 64 counties have opted to allow their local governments to build broadband networks. voters in...



comcast has a lot to lose if municipal broadband takes off




you can check out any time you'd like, but you can never... well, you know the song.aurich lawsonshare this storycomcast could lose a significant amount of revenue in cities that build their own municipal broadband networks, a new analysis suggests.comcast and trade groups that comcast belongs to ma...



city-owned internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing




enlargegetty images | jonathan kitchenshare this storymunicipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from harvard university resear...



city-owned internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing




enlargegetty images | jonathan kitchenshare this storymunicipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from harvard university resear...



city-owned internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing




enlargegetty images | jonathan kitchenshare this storymunicipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from harvard university resear...



plan to kill municipal broadband fails in state legislature




enlargegetty images | arcossshare this storycities and towns in maine that want to provide their own broadband service just helped defeat a proposed law that would have made it impossible to build taxpayer-funded networks."the bill, introduced by rep. nate wadsworth, a hiram republican, would impos...



only in the usa: isps get tax dollars to build weak broadband




americans overwhelmingly supported broadband privacy rules, so congress repealed them. net neutrality rules enjoy broad bipartisan support, so the fcc plans to revoke them.now there's a new survey showing that more than 70 percent of americans think municipal broadband should be allowed to expand in...



only in the usa: isps get tax dollars to build weak broadband




americans overwhelmingly supported broadband privacy rules, so congress repealed them. net neutrality rules enjoy broad bipartisan support, so the fcc plans to revoke them.now there's a new survey showing that more than 70 percent of americans think municipal broadband should be allowed to expand in...



after beating cable lobby, colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband




enlarge/ still from an industry-funded ad warning against municipal broadband in fort collins, colorado.priorities first fort collinsshare this storythe city council in fort collins, colorado, last night voted to move ahead with a municipal fiber broadband network providing gigabit speeds, two month...



sorry, comcast: voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in colorado




enlarge/ still from an industry-funded ad warning against municipal broadband in fort collins, colorado.priorities first fort collinsshare this storyvoters in fort collins, colorado, yesterday approved a ballot question that authorizes the city to build a broadband network, rejecting a cable and tel...



sorry, comcast: voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in colorado




enlarge/ still from an industry-funded ad warning against municipal broadband in fort collins, colorado.priorities first fort collinsshare this storyvoters in fort collins, colorado, yesterday approved a ballot question that authorizes the city to build a broadband network, rejecting a cable and tel...



louisville sees support for historic preservation tax, broadband ballot question




results: louisville ballot issuesissue 2f: historic preservation sales tax extensionyes: 2,657no: 1,715issue 2g: high-speed internet authorizationyes: 3,524no: 807early returns for louisville's two ballot questions — an extension of the city's popular historic preservation sales tax and permission...



louisville sees support for historic preservation tax, broadband ballot question




results: louisville ballot issuesissue 2f: historic preservation sales tax extensionyes: 3,559no: 2,153issue 2g: high-speed internet authorizationyes: 4,643no: 1,014returns for louisville's two ballot questions — an extension of the city's popular historic preservation sales tax and permission fro...



louisville sees support for historic preservation tax, broadband ballot question




results: louisville ballot issuesissue 2f: historic preservation sales tax extensionyes: 4,374no: 2,504issue 2g: high-speed internet authorizationyes: 5,623no: 1,200returns for louisville's two ballot questions — an extension of the city's popular historic preservation sales tax and permission fro...



republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in michigan




share this storya state lawmaker in michigan wants to prevent cities and towns from using any government funding to provide internet service. michigan rep. michele hoitenga, a republican from manton, last week submitted a bill that says cities and towns "shall not use any federal, state, or local f...



muni broadband customers could lose service unless a new bill becomes law




enlargegreenlight community broadbandshare this storylast year, the state of north carolina won a court case against the federal communications commission, a victory that allowed it to restore a state law that restricts the growth of municipal broadband networks.this created an immediate problem f...



muni broadband customers could lose service unless a new bill becomes law




enlargegreenlight community broadbandshare this storylast year, the state of north carolina won a court case against the federal communications commission, a victory that allowed it to restore a state law that restricts the growth of municipal broadband networks.this created an immediate problem f...



“dig once” bill could bring fiber internet to much of the us




enlargegetty images | tieroshare this storyyears in the making, a proposal to mandate the installation of fiber conduits during federally funded highway projects might be gaining some new momentum.if the us adopts a "dig once" policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time ...



in appalachia, a public broadband project hits snags




kentucky's plan to build one of the country's largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties in america.



fcc wants mobile data to count as broadband internet




on top of that, the fcc has suggested that if mobile networks are providing this "broadband," all one needs is 10mbps download and 1mbps upload speeds. that's less than half of the 25mbps down and 3mbps up speeds currently required to fit the definition of home broadband. at the same time, the notic...



airtel to transfer optical fibre biz to telesonic networks




"however, the overall consideration shall in no event exceed rs 5,650 crore," the filing said.telesonic networks limited, engaged in "designing, planning, deploying, optimising and managing broadband and fixed telephone networks across india...does not belong to the promoter/promoter group/group com...



fcc’s latest gift to telcos could leave americans with worse internet access




aurich lawsonshare this storythe federal communications commission will vote thursday on a plan that, according to chairman ajit pai, will strip away regulations that prevent telcos from upgrading their networks.but in doing so, the republican-controlled fcc plans to eliminate a requirement that tel...



superfast broadband networks to charge same wholesale prices as nbn




privately owned fibre broadband networks will not be able to charge more than nbn co's wholesale prices, following a decision by the competition watchdog. accc chairman rod sims has released a pricing decision protecting nbn co from undercutting.  photo: pat scalain a ruling that will affect about ...



superior urges slow approach to pursuit of faster, cheaper broadband




a future superior, one connected by a plexus of sophisticated, townwide fiber that provides a growing number of homes and businesses faster internet at prices competing with the likes of comcast, could be realized sooner than expected.it might not come as soon as some would like; a ballot measure fu...



charter promises trump a broadband push, but no extra internet connections




enlarge/ president donald trump and charter ceo tom rutledge.white houseshare this storycharter ceo tom rutledge met with president donald trump today, and he made a splashy promise to "invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years."but charter, the second bi...