Opelika, AL on the verge of municipal FTTH (Community Broadband Networks) July 17, 2013

We last checked in with Opelika, Alabama, as they began testing their FTTH network in a pilot project. The community previously overcame Charter Cable’s campaign of lies and passed a referendum. Voters approved the plan for a $41 million fiber optic communications and smart grid network. The community has been constructing the network, expanding testing, and building a network hub facility.

Opelika to bring power to the people (OA Now) July 11, 2013

Soon Opelika Power Services will be selling “lightning in a bottle” to residents and businesses within the city limits – Internet lightning that is.

Opelika fiber optic policy on work session agenda (OA Now) June 17, 2013

The Opelika City Council will discuss a resolution regarding Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for its forthcoming fiber-optic network system at tonight’s work session.

Helena is getting city-wide wi-fi subscription service ( June 12, 2013

People in Helena will soon be able to utilize a new Wi-Fi service that allows subscribers to have Internet access on their wireless devices virtually anywhere in the city, not just in their home.

Opelika council to discuss fiber network in special meeting (OANow) June 10, 2013

A special public meeting will be held Tuesday morning at 8:05 a.m. at the Opelika City Hall to discuss options for their upcoming citywide fiber-optic network.

Opelika Power Services testing fiber-optic network (OA Now) April 22, 2013

Opelika Power Services is currently testing various aspects of the network and are hopeful for a launch date sometime in the late spring or early summer. According to June Owens, manager of customer support at OPS, the release date will be largely dependent on what is found during the testing phase, specifically with cable and video capabilities. The network is termed as a triple-play system, which will utilize internet access, telephone service and cable.

Initiative promotes broadband use, expansion throughout county (Clanton Advertiser) April 8, 2013

Chilton County residents are among billions of people across the globe who use the Internet for commerce, news, communication, social media, education and entertainment purposes.

Mobile County bolsters first responder communications with broadband mobile application (Government Security News) April 2, 2013

Mobile County, Alabama, was looking for ways to expand its public safety communications footprint. At the same time, it wanted to tap into the power of LTE broadband to ensure the highest levels of interoperability and connectivity for its senior leadership, regardless of their physical location.

Opelika builds first full fiber network in AL (Community Broadband Networks) April 2, 2013

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and Jennifer McCain, partner of the Motive Group discuss why this Alabama town is the first to build its own fiber optic network in the state.


USDA grant will bring broadband to St. Paul (KMXT-Public Radio) October 18, 2012

Broadband access is coming to the community of St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands. The Alaska Native Village Corporation Tanadgusix has received a grant to update the current network and provide broadband service. Larry Yerich is the spokesman for United States Department of Agriculture rural development in Alaska and said the community connect grant is awarded annually to rural communities across the nation.

Town of Vina receives smart government honor from Revenue Discovery Systems (Market Watch)

Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS), a government services company providing revenue enhancement support services to state and local government, announced today that the Town of Vina, Ala., is its 2012 Smart Government Award recipient in the Small Municipality category.

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