community broadband

Congressional advocates for city-run broadband revive their effort


Six U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would give cities the right to create their own broadband networks when traditional providers are too expensive or too slow.

How cities can strike smarter deals with private broadband network providers


A group of community broadband advocates argue cities can work successfully with companies to build municipal networks, but need to carefully structure their deals.

Deadline looms for Missouri bill to set municipal broadband strictures


State Rep. Lyndall Fraker's amendment to a piece of unrelated legislation has drawn fire from community-owned broadband advocates.

Prepare for pushback, experts tell communities building municipal broadband networks​​


A panel of broadband experts warn municipal leaders hoping to build their own networks, be prepared to manage telecom company resistance.