Category Archives: government-owned fiber

FCA urges FCC to work in collaboration with states, not preempt their authority

The Fair Competition Alliance today filed public comments¬†with the Federal Communications Commission in response to petitions from Chattanooga Electric Power Board and the city of Wilson, NC asking the FCC to intervene to preempt state government authority over municipal broadband … Continue reading

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Finally, an opinion that puts the blame where it belongs

In today’s Wire Opinion, Don’t Blame Big Cable. It’s Local Governments That Choke Broadband Competition, we finally have a view of the local broadband world that begins to capture the reality facing incumbent Internet providers. Here’s the key: Deploying broadband … Continue reading

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Muni Broadband is Still a Net Money Loser, says Reason

A shift to more interventionist government has led …several states, mindful of the checkered financial history of such efforts, and fearing the fiscal liability they pose, have been drafting legislation to rein in these projects which, when they fail, leave … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Dark Fiber Brings $2.1 Million Per Year – this is more like it

The model described in this post from Community Broadband Networks is a more appropriate and sustainable government approach. Dark fiber leasing of government-owned fiber to taxpaying, private internet retailers can bring important high-speed connectivity to rural residents and businesses at … Continue reading

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