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New Internet Options From Verizon

Published on June 17, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With pretty much duopoly of Internet Service Providers in Lawrence, any change is welcome!  If you live in rural areas, you’re options are even more limited.  Verizon could change that according to this announcement. Clients sometimes use their wireless phone service to provide internet.  The problem is those services are slow and expensive compared to […]

Rural Douglas County Needs This for Internet Service!

Published on March 18, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Even as we push for better broadband in the city of Lawrence, our community is bigger than that.  People in rural areas have a tough time.  They’re stuck using mobile hotspots that have severe data limits or expensive satellite connections. These don’t always work, especially if you live on a large property. Microsoft is coming […]

Your Internet Service Provider May Be Lying to You

Published on August 6, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Unless you have municipal broadband (we’re big fans), your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a for-profit business.  That means sometimes they have an incentive to be dishonest.  Sometimes they even get caught for it. The New York State Attorney General caught Time Warner lying to its customers.  This article explains all the lies they told, […]

Stop Waiting for Google Fiber, Support Municipal Broadband

Published on June 4, 2017 By dgreenbaum

We’ve been a big supporter of local government providing internet. While Google Fiber is great, they’re already cutting back expansion and even cancelling appointments in Kansas City.  Just like trash and water or even the library, the city should be providing internet. Unfortunately, some legislatures like Virginia are trying to block these efforts.  The rationale that […]

What to Do When Your ISP has an Outage

Published on January 9, 2017 By dgreenbaum

WOW aka Knology or Wow and soon to be MIDCO had a major outage recently.  Outages are disappointing, but can be expected.  Nothing works right all the time. Is it You or Them? The Power Cycle Dance When you can’t get online, you’ll always want to do a few standard things in this order: Shutdown your […]

City Commission elections, small business, and Lawrence municipal broadband

Published on March 18, 2013 By dgreenbaum

A few weeks ago, I received the following invitation: On behalf of the City of Lawrence, I wish to invite you to an important meeting to be held on Thursday concerning current technology infrastructure in Lawrence and your current and future technology needs related to broadband access. The City of Lawrence has engaged CTC Technology […]

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