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2017 Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas, TX


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The Utility LINE team (AKA New Light Technologies), will be exhibiting, conducting a workshop (DIY Fiber Mapping and Estimating) and introducing the Utility LINE application at this years Broadband Communities Summit. We look forward to seeing old friends and new at next weeks Broadband Communities Summit.  The Dallas, TX conference is held May 1st-4th, 2017.  This is

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Giving Thanks


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Today is Thanksgiving… a traditional holiday in the United States involving the gathering of friends and family, and the ceremonial roasting/frying of a large turkey; once described by Benjamin Franklin as “a Bird of Courage, [which] would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard

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A New Face, A New Voice


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Greetings fellow Utility LINE readers, followers, and fans! I would like to introduce myself to the Utility LINE community, as I will now be an up and coming blogger here reporting on hot topics, issues, and breaking news in the municipal broadband world. My name is Tegan Crean and I recently graduated summa cum laude from

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Common Connections


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I’ve always found traveling to be an overwhelming combination of excitement and exhaustion, never more so than coming home from my most recent trip California.  After a packed week full of meetings and reunions with friends, I found out about 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time that my flight home was cancelled. For future

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Internet Choice to Missouri Cities


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Meanwhile, 1500 miles to the East, in Missouri municipal broadband activists have stopped legislative attempts to restrict municipal and community broadband in the state. After anti-municipal choice House Bill 2078 failed a few weeks ago, state Representative Lyndall Fraker snuck wording into SB 765, an irrelevant traffic ticket quota bill to restrict municipal broadband. According

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The Broadband Identity Crisis


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I recently attended the 2016 Broadband Communities Summit and after attending the sessions and talking to participants, I left with the impression that the industry really needs to answer a fundamental question… is broadband a public service or is it a commodity to be sold in the market? I don’t think we’ve totally figured this

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