The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy published a great “compendium of resources and approaches” to developing a state-level broadband policy. It starts with the basics: Why Broadband Policy Matters, then goes comprehensively through Elements of a Good Broadband Policy, ending with Conclusions.
In early August at the Black Hat conference, Jennifer Granick, the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, offered a brilliant, starkly reality-checking keynote speech. The Benton Foundation offered a wonderful summary of Granick’s talk, noting that it’s one of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. […]
The FCC needs to hear from you about their proposal to ban Wi-Fi router firmware modifications (ET Docket No. 15-170). This proposal is problematic from several angles—it negatively impacts security and bug fixing, privacy, innovation, and more. Specifically, this proposal would ban modifications to the radio systems in routers and many phones, tablets, laptops, and […]
For our neighboring and distant communities seeking a fiber network, Community Broadband Networks has a great article, Want a Gig? Ask Consultants the Right Questions, on asking the right questions first. This is not a binary question of “should we” (usually meaning: do it all at once) but rather more like finding a custom fit […]
Chris Mitchell, Director of MuniNetworks.org, discusses Community Broadband with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds on “The Record.” Recorded June 18, 2015. Mitchell: The main thing really is how households use the internet. So, if you had a gig to your household and you have kids playing video games, computers downloading podcasts, you have people streaming media to […]