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    • Citizens Take Charge: Concord, Massachusetts, Builds a Fiber Network 

      Talbot, David A.; Warner, Waide; Crawford, Susan Patricia; White, Jacob (The Municipal Fiber Project. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017)
      This report describes a multi-year effort by the town of Concord, Massachusetts, to establish a robust and versatile communications infrastructure to better serve its citizens. The town’s municipal utility, Concord Municipal ...
    • Community-Owned Fiber Networks: Value Leaders in America 

      Talbot, David A.; Hessekiel, Kira Hope; Kehl, Danielle Leah (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017)
      We collected advertised prices for residential data plans offered by 40 community-owned (typically municipally owned) Internet service providers (ISPs) that offer fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service. We then identified the ...
    • Enabling Competition & Innovation on a City Fiber Network 

      Leerssen, Paddy James; Talbot, David A. (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017)
      This report describes how the municipally owned fiber-optic network in Ammon, Idaho, uses a technology known as network virtualization to inexpensively allow retail service providers to compete for users and provide ...
    • Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities 

      Talbot, David A.; Warner, Waide; Anderson, Carolyn; Hessekiel, Kira H.; Jones, Daniel (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2015)
      This case study documents the success of a municipally-owned electric utility in providing Internet access services. Massachusetts has 41 such “munis” –- serving more than 900,000 people and thousands of businesses -– but ...
    • Maximizing K-12 Fiber Connectivity Through E-Rate: An Overview 

      Thompson, James R; Talbot, David A.; Krueger, Keith (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2016)
      The federal E-rate program provides up to $3.9 billion annually to subsidize the provision of high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries. Recent revisions to the program greatly expand the options for how such ...
    • Smart Grid Paybacks: The Chattanooga Example 

      Talbot, David A.; Paz-Canales, Maria (The Municipal Fiber Project. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research Publication., 2017)
      After building a fiber optic network throughout its service territory, the city-owned electric utility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, became the first U.S. company to offer Internet access speeds of 1 gigabit per second to ...
    • WiredWest: a Cooperative of Municipalities Forms to Build a Fiber Optic Network 

      Talbot, David A.; Warner, Waide; Crawford, Susan Patricia (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2016)
      This report describes WiredWest, a cooperative formed by towns in rural western Massachusetts. WiredWest has put forward a detailed proposal to provide “last-mile” high-speed Internet access connections to homes and ...