How Big Telecom Smothers City-Run Broadband

By Allan Holmes, The Center for Public Integrity. -

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet [...]

Flexible Borders, Your Rights & Drones And Public Broadband

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

This week on Act Out! we're talking borders and barriers. First up, did you know that the U.S constitution has a different border zone than the official border map of the U.S.? And what does that [...]

The Kurds Liberating Themselves Through Grassroots Democracy

By Joris Leverink, -

By Joris Leverink for ROAR Magazine - The developments in Kurdistan — and especially in Rojava, the Kurdish region in northern Syria — have tickled the radical imagination of activists around the [...]

How Do We Further Democratize The Internet?

By Kimya Hedayat-Zadeh, -

On the same day the Federal Communications Commission adopted “Net neutrality” regulations, it also voted to let the cities of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina extend their [...]

City Fiber Networks Create Community High-Speed Internet

By Next New Deal, -

Municipal fiber networks are spreading from coast to coast, but not all community fiber is equal, and some cities have taken very different approaches. What are they getting right, and where is [...]