A federal judge in Iowa City has ruled that local operator ImOn Communications can proceed with a municipal broadband project, despite a pending lawsuit filed against it by Mediacom Communications.
Call it a microcosm of the dilemma faced by rural American towns everywhere: the broadband situation in western Massachusetts, just a couple of hours' drive away from tech hub Boston, is "dismal," the co-author of a new report on last-mile internet access says.
Mediacom has added Cedar Rapids-based ImOn Communications to its lawsuit against Iowa City, alleging the city and the local operator conspired to conduct a municipal broadband project without a franchise agreement.
In a case being watched by installation companies involved-- or thinking about being involved-- with municipal broadband projects, Mediacom has added Cedar Rapids-based ImOn Communications to its...
A new report from the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) has taken aim at the municipal broadband movement, suggesting that networks should be the "last resort" a municipality should consider in expanding Internet access.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services.
With Google Fiber planning only to bring its 1 Gbps service into a few targeted apartment communities, and widespread gigabit services by other providers like AT&T months away, the city of San Francisco is exploring how much it would cost to build its own municipal fiber network to serve residents and businesses.
Comcast and AT&T's lobbying efforts to block a municipal broadband bill that would let Chattanooga, Tenn.-based EPB expand into two nearby counties paid off as the measure failed to pass following a 5-3 vote in the state legislature.
AT&T in the past few months donated over $62,000 to Missouri lawmakers who just passed a bill designed to put a cap on municipal broadband expansions.
AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.