Lexington, Home to the Kentucky Wired Middle-Mile Project, Seeks Municipal Fiber by Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast
The power of municipal broadband isn’t going away. While competition benefits everyone, it’s undeniable that as the custodians of their rights of way, local government will play a role in the telecommunications infrastructure developments of the future.
Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet by Kaleigh Rogers, Motherboard
In a city that is rebuilding after a decade of economic turmoil, the internet can no longer be a luxury for the wealthy. Detroit’s renaissance won’t happen without each of the city’s diverse communities having access to the basic tools of modern work, education, healthcare, and communication. All of Detroit (or, certainly, more than 60 percent) needs access to the internet and the current structure established by Big Telecom hasn’t made this an easy goal.
“Communication is a fundamental human right,” Nucera said. “This is digital justice.”
Poor Detroit neighborhoods, abandoned by telcos and the FCC, are rolling out homebrew, community mesh broadband by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
AT&T's Fake 5G is Coming to Minneapolis by Karl Bode, DSL Report
Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference by Brainerd Dispatch