Around the United States, hundreds of communities have made substantial investments into telecommunications networks. These investments range from the nation’s largest FTTH network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the hundreds of local governments that built networks to connect schools and community anchors. This is the first map to comprehensively map the broadband networks that are structurally designed to meet community needs first.
Source: Community Network Map | community broadband networks
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Trevor Jones, VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at OTELCO — LeverettNet’s Internet Service Provider—authored this Op-Ed column:
As a business executive in a telecommunications company, I don’t see the elimination of net-neutrality rules as “pro-business,” “pro-internet freedom” or even “pro-telecommunications.” Small to mid-sized businesses hoping to offer innovative, competitive services are at risk of being squeezed out of the marketplace by larger competitors.Who does benefit? A handful of very large companies including Comcast, Charter, Verizon and Level 3 that would seek to leverage their market dominance and control traffic on the internet in the interest of limiting competition and increasing their own profits.
Source: Open hearings needed before FCC issues damaging rule on internet access – Portland Press Herald