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House Republicans propose nationwide ban on municipal broadband networks

GOP claims ban would “promote competition by limiting government-run networks.” JON BRODKIN – 2/18/2021, 1:04 PM https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/gop-plan-for-broadband-competition-would-ban-city-run-networks-across-us/?fbclid=IwAR1fe1vkoPA2JpUZiKGm1nRWMZi9719JHAFsFqB-_GT1hrz8-PY5uydIPlU House Republicans have unveiled their plan for “boosting” broadband connectivity and competition, and one of the key planks is prohibiting states and cities from building their own networks. The proposal to ban new public networks was included in the “Boosting […]

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One man’s DIY Internet service connects isolated Marin County hamlet

SEPTEMBER 06, 2017 Brandt Kuykendall’s daughter needed fast Internet access to help her excel at school. But he couldn’t find cheap, reliable service that would connect their scenic yet secluded coastal Marin County home. So Kuykendall taught himself how to create a high-speed wireless Internet service. In about a year and a half, Dillon Beach Internet […]

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Ohio Law Would Bar Community Networks From Broadband Expansion Program

Tue, August 11, 2020 | Posted by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken HB 13, a law moving through the Ohio state legislature, creates the state’s first-ever residential broadband expansion program in order to address an access gap faced by hundreds of thousands of households across the state. Unfortunately, it bars municipally owned networks and electric cooperatives from participating in […]

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ISOC Online Tutorial on Community Networking

Module 01: Wireless Networking Standards – IEEE Module Two Radio Physics Module 03: Practical Planning for Implementing a Wireless Network Module 04: Introduction to Networking Module 05: The Network Layer  Module 06: Routing  Module 07: The Upper Layers  Module 08: Network Topologies and Infrastructure Module 09: Radio Device Configuration  Module 10: Examples of Access Point […]