community broadband

tech-internet

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
Internet

The Congressional Bill That Would Save Community Broadband Networks Nationwide

A Silicon Valley lawmaker pushes back against Big Cable.
Sam Gustin
9.14.16
Chattanooga

FCC Won’t Appeal Municipal Broadband Defeat to Supreme Court

After court defeat, municipal broadband fight shifts to Congress and the states.
Sam Gustin
8.29.16
Republicans

After Legal Defeat, US Mayors Vow to Continue Municipal Broadband Fight

The FCC suffers a blow, but the battle goes on in Congress and the states.
Sam Gustin
8.25.16
Culture

How a DIY Network Plans to Subvert Time Warner Cable's NYC Internet Monopoly

The NYC Mesh meetup group has partnered with two internet exchanges to provide high speed connections without going through the telecom giant.
Jason Koebler
1.25.16
News

22 Towns in Massachusetts Are Building Their Own Gigabit Fiber Network

"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."
Jason Koebler
7.2.15
politics

Senate Bill Would Let Cities Build High-Speed Internet Without Getting Sued

​Cities that want to build super-fast community internet networks received a big political boost Thursday.
Sam Gustin
1.22.15
Internet

The Biggest Foes of Obama's High Speed Internet Plan

Almost overnight, Obama has made internet policy a major political battleground between the White House and GOP lawmakers.
Sam Gustin
1.15.15
Internet

32 Cities Want to Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Cities in at least seven states hope to challenge laws restricting community-owned broadband.
Jason Koebler
10.20.14
politics

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

It's astroturfing and fearmongering at its finest—and most extreme.
Jason Koebler
8.25.14
politics

Six Ways Big Telecom Tries to Kill Community Broadband

It's not just the lobbyists (though they certainly help).
Jason Koebler
7.29.14
Internet

Meet Marsha Blackburn, Big Telecom's Best Friend in Congress

Blackburn wants to prevent the FCC from supporting community broadband.
Sam Gustin
7.16.14