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Five rationales for municipal broadband deconstructed, discredited-Part II

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. The second rationale they discuss, … Continue reading

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Five rationales for municipal broadband deconstructed, discredited-Part I

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. The first and … Continue reading

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Government-owned networks neither compelling nor wise, says new research

Recent research work from New York Law School’s Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute deconstructs five current arguments for government-owned broadband networks. In Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks authors and Institute directors Charles M. Davidson and Michael J. Santorelli … Continue reading

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Myths and misinformation about government-owned broadband

Take a minute to read Geoff Feiss’s commentary on government-owned networks from April 4. Geoff is Executive Director of the Montana Telecommunications Association. — I couldn’t say it better, so I won’t try. Thanks for sharing, Geoff! There’s a myth … Continue reading

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Welcome congressional investigation of broadband stimulus projects in Minnesota

Don’t miss today’s article from Franklin Center’s Watchdog Minnesota reporter, Tom Steward,  Congress investigating MN broadband stimulus project. This excerpt caught my eye:   “While the committee recognizes the importance of expanding broadband access to rural areas of the country, we … Continue reading

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Correction: City will charge Gig Squared a fair price for use of its dark fiber

I mis-heard Mayor McGinn’s remarks in his KUOW interview. The city does intend to charge a “fair price” for use of its dark fiber and “is hopeful” that Gig Squared will charge a “reasonable rate” to its business and residential … Continue reading

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Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about Gigabit Squared broadband

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn | KUOW News and Information. Starting at about the minute 21.22 mark through minute 25, the mayor discusses the city’s much reported plans to work with Gigabit Squared in several pilots projects to bring fiber … Continue reading

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