AT&T has joined the chorus of service providers that have voiced their concern that municipally-owned broadband networks aren't a sustainable model and will discourage privately-owned providers from making new investments.
The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in five cities and two counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.
A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.
Ting will become the latest service provider to offer broadband speeds in the Triangle area of North Carolina with plans to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to Holly Springs, N.C.
Leverett, Mass., is officially launching its LeverettNet FTTH municipal broadband network, delivering 1 Gbps services to rural consumers who were limited to slower speed DSL and satellite services.
Tennessee is not giving up on its anti-municipal broadband stance, saying in a lawsuit that the FCC can't overturn laws that limit municipal broadband growth in its state.
Fibrant, Salisbury, N.C.'s municipal broadband operator, has launched a 10 Gbps FTTH service in an effort to up the ante in the emerging Gigabit broadband race.
WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.
Los Angeles' City Council approved a request for participants (RFP) to identify what service providers would be a good fit to deploy a 1 Gbps-capable network that could serve the city's residences and local businesses.
A Socialist Party city council member is urging Seattle residents to form a "movement against" local cable franchise holders Comcast and CenturyLink in an effort to establish a municipal broadband network.