Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
A Silicon Valley lawmaker pushes back against Big Cable.
After court defeat, municipal broadband fight shifts to Congress and the states.
The FCC suffers a blow, but the battle goes on in Congress and the states.
The NYC Mesh meetup group has partnered with two internet exchanges to provide high speed connections without going through the telecom giant.
"For too long we’ve been making do with satellite, DSL or wireless internet. Fiber will render these as obsolete as a dial-up connection."
Cities that want to build super-fast community internet networks received a big political boost Thursday.
Almost overnight, Obama has made internet policy a major political battleground between the White House and GOP lawmakers.
Cities in at least seven states hope to challenge laws restricting community-owned broadband.
It's astroturfing and fearmongering at its finest—and most extreme.
It's not just the lobbyists (though they certainly help).
Blackburn wants to prevent the FCC from supporting community broadband.