Future Fibre

Future Fibre is a recurring series where we share some of the research, models, news, and ideas around community based connectivity. The Internet is too important to leave in the hands of big corporations.

Sep 16, 2020

Future Fibre: Cedar Falls Utilities

Future Fibre: Cedar Falls Utilities

CFU is another solid example of municipally own Internet infrastructure that is run by a municipal utility. Much like EPB in Tennessee, there seems to be a definite advantage for municipalities that have their own utility arms.

Aug 26, 2020

Future Fibre: Ultra Broadband?!

Future Fibre: Ultra Broadband?!

One of the most important insights or lessons is the necessity of fibre optic connectivity rather than wireless. While this remains true in any community, it is particularly essential in rural and remote communities that are already suffering from expensive, slow, and unreliable access.

Aug 5, 2020

Future Fibre: Althea

Future Fibre: Althea

Althea combines open source software, accessible hardware, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology towards achieving a community ISP that can be set up anywhere.

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.

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 15, 2020

Future Fibre: Kaslo infoNet Society

Future Fibre: Kaslo infoNet Society

In the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, KiN, or the Kaslo infoNet Society, has been able to provide high speed broadband Internet to residents at reasonable prices.

Feb 11, 2020

Future Fibre: Guifi.Net

Future Fibre: Guifi.Net

Combining fibre and wireless connectivity, Guifi.net focuses on empowering local communities and individual users as a grassroots organization that seeks social empowerment as well as the recognition that access to the Internet is a human right.