Alabama senator says he will ‘go to war’ over municipal broadband bill

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Alabama, Municipal Broadband, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Alabama state Sen. Tom Whatley recently described his legislation to allow municipal broadband expansion as a “go-to-war bill to me.”

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Indiana has top charter school law

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Alabama, Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Florida, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ top 10 is a mix of established charter programs and newer systems.

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Alabama bills would let municipal networks expand, offer tax credits to providers

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Alabama, Municipal Broadband, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Bills introduced in the Alabama Legislature this session aim to facilitate rural broadband expansion — one by offering tax credits to private providers and the other by allowing the expansion of municipal broadband.

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Competitor swipes at Google Fiber in announcing Huntsville high-speed internet

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Google Fiber is getting gigabit-capable internet competition in Huntsville, and zinged by a press release in the process.

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Legislatures may look to eliminate broadband equipment tax in 2017

By   /  December 28, 2016  /  Alabama, Georgia, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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  As lawmakers look for ways to spur broadband expansion into rural areas, one potential aid to that goal keeps popping up: the elimination of the sales tax on telecom equipment. Nearly half of the states (23, to be exact) exempt tax on equipment that providers purchase to build and operate internet networks, but some […]

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College football meccas are no havens for homesharing

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, News, Ohio, Regulations, South Carolina, Washington  /  No Comments

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Alabama is the heavy favorite to win this year’s college football playoff, with Clemson, Ohio State and Washington looking to unseat the defending champion Crimson Tide. But fans of the challengers can take some solace in knowing the University of Alabama’s hometown of Tuscaloosa is dead last in at least one category — homesharing. Considering many […]

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