Jul 23, 2020

Future Fibre: Ammon Idaho's open fibre utility

Future Fibre: Ammon Idaho's open fibre utility

Imagine if Internet was neither a significant monthly cost, nor congested due to low speeds and poor connection quality. This is what’s possible when the infrastructure is owned by the public, and the market is configured towards healthy competition.

Jun 26, 2020

Future Fibre: FairlawnGig

Future Fibre: FairlawnGig

FairlawnGig is a municipal broadband utility in Ohio that offers a stellar example of what communities can accomplish when taking control of their Internet.

Jun 16, 2020

Future Fibre: Ubiquiti

Future Fibre: Ubiquiti

Ubiquiti's role in the community and wireless internet provider industry has been substantive and has been a catalyst for their proliferation.

Jun 11, 2020

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook is not (as far as we know) overtly malicious and evil. Rather their aggressive and ambitious pursuit of their self interest (and bottom line) blinds them to the impact they have on media and society.

May 26, 2020

Future Tools: DECODE

Future Tools: DECODE

People should have greater agency and control over their data. Can the collection and use of data be democratized? Can a democratic society collect and use data responsibly, and with the consent of citizens? Can people have greater access and input on how their data is used and why?

May 25, 2020

We need narratives, not numbers

We need narratives, not numbers

One of the elements sorely missing from this current pandemic induced crisis are better stories. In our obsession with data, and our focus on numbers, we’re missing the larger role of narrative. Without narrative, we remain lost in the wilderness of confusion and chaos.

May 13, 2020

Future Tools: Ghost

Future Tools: Ghost

Ghost is what’s called a “headless content management system.” A headless CMS further separates content from delivery, enabling that content to be displayed or distributed in a wide range of forms or methods.

May 12, 2020

The need for better public health education

The need for better public health education

The missing link in this crisis is effective public health education. We ought to double down on our belief that the answer is earning the trust and consent of people, rather than demanding their obedience.

Apr 28, 2020

Future Fibre: Gig City and the continent's fastest internet

Future Fibre: Gig City and the continent's fastest internet

In today’s issue of Future Fibre, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated and successful stories, EPB, or the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Tennessee, providers of what may be the world’s fastest residential Internet service, at a blazing 10 Gbit/s.

Apr 24, 2020

Future Tools: ProtonMail

Future Tools: ProtonMail

Email remains a pillar of our society. A generally reliable and stable tool, that we generally take for granted. ProtonMail is a great example of email backed by strong encryption.