Category Archives: Smart grid

Gigabit Nation Takes the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Internet’s Future

Listen to internet radio with cjspeaks on Blog Talk Radio The citizens, businesses and institutions of Chattanooga are living the Vita Gigabit, and loving it. It’s been just a short time (September 2009) since EPB, the city’s public utility, rolled out their fiber network. And an even shorter time since they began offering gigabit service […]

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Facts Can’t Trump Broadband Reality in North Carolina

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Recently I’ve written a few columns on this neat little campaign incumbents are running to fight off regulations from an FCC trying, in the face of mixed reviews, to make the market more competitive. “Facts are stubborn things,” a quote probably unearthed by a wise PR person, is their campaign to prove broadband competition is […]

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$3.4 Billion for Smart Grid Projects? Let’s Make a Broadband Deal!

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Yesterday, the Feds awarded $3.4 billion to 100 smart grid projects across the U.S. There were about 400 total proposals. Since these are 50-50 matching grants, that means total dollars being queued up by these entities for smart grids is quite substantial. For public and private sector organizations seeking broadband ARRA grants or planning to […]

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