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Call to Action: FCC proposal on Wi-Fi

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 […]

Asking the Right Questions

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 […]

What’s the point of a “gig” anyway?

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 […]

Community Leaders: Network Connectivity Handbook

Good news for community leaders! Gig.U and the Benton Foundation have published a guide: “The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook: A Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Abundant Bandwidth” (PDF). This is a handbook for city officials seeking the affordable, abundant bandwidth their communities will need to thrive in the decades ahead. Designed for local […]

Free Wi-Fi Downtown

Remember that post from last March, in which the City Council approved funds for Wi-Fi downtown? It’s here! Coverage is all around the Pelton Center and along Parrott St. between E. 14th St. and Washington Avenue. We’re proud of the City for implementing this. Join us next Wednesday, 29 July, at 6pm when the service […]

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