Municipal

A collection of 7 posts

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.

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.

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.

Feb 27, 2020

Future Tools: Decidim

Future Tools: Decidim

Digital decision making tools are becoming increasingly accessible and applicable to our societies. Decidim (meaning “to decide” in Catalan) is a free and open source platform developed by and for the city of Barcelona, that is now being adapted and used by communities around the world.