Category: Public Internet Access

As important as Free Air FM and TV have been to America’s rapid economic development, and entertainment, today, WiFi and ubiquitous Internet are equally important. Orcas Island TV supports the community Broadband concept and provides programming specifically for it.

75 Million Dollars in San Juan County

Islander members of San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade control 75 million dollars of economic activity each year. I’m a social impact investor and love putting a dual bottom line together. One that has both a sustainable financial engine and…

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The Atlantic Jumps on the Bitcoin Idea. Is it Bitcoin Madness?

The Atlantic blogger Jared Keller offers his take on Bitcoins. You’ll see more and more about Bitcoins as the info goes viral this week and next. Check out the Bitcoin.org site before reading too much about Jason Calicanious’ opinion. Make…

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fB: Google Gigabit Facebook Group Upgraded Today

Google has announced one community has been selected, but was quick to point out the game is not over. Google intends to continue to push for broadband Internet evolution. Over the past 3 years, the major broadband providers in the…

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Google Gigabit Broadband is Coming

Over 1,000 communities applied for this project and now Google has made up its mind. Google announced that the land where the Wizard of Oz took place – there’s no place like home, Kansas City, Kansas will be the home…

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San Juan County Gigabit Fiber to the Home: Open Letter to Opalco Board

Dear Opalco Board Members, Privatizing the Opalco membership owned Fiber Optic Network is not recommended. Privatization will lead to narrow choices, higher prices and poor performance due to capital service requirements. Opalco’s Board should take the following steps. Establish a…

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Fiber to the Home: Recommendations to San Juan County Commissioners

Local Road Construction Requirements City-sponsored road construction projects that involve tearing up streets should include the requirement that underground conduit, for future use, be installed at the same time. We concur with Google’s recommendation Share via social networks. Tweet

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San Juan Islands and Google Gigabit Fiber Update

Last year, I delivered the San Juan Islands Gigabit Survey to Google in Mountain View. After a wonderful tour of their area, they explained that over 1100 communities had applied. Between 50,000 and 500,000 homes were to get Gigabit Fiber…

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The Real Economic Outlook

Small business will be receiving the benefits from the Department of Commerce investment in Noanet in Washington. The quality of the connections we’ll be enjoying will improve because of this investment. Our group hopes to accelerate the connectivity now. Tomorrow,…

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Wil Saunders, Former PUC Regulator Appointed to State Broadband Program

Press release from the State of Washington. Wilford Saunders has been named as the new Washington States’ Broadband Policy and Programs Director. The Program currently resides within the Washington Department of Information Services. Saunders, an attorney, is a former regulator…

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Orcas Island Applies to FCC as Test Bed for Cellular and Broadband

This is awesome. “Test-Beds for Developmental Purposes. One idea for enabling further development and deployment opportunities for dynamic radios is to create one or more test-beds where such radios can operate subject to real world conditions. Share via social networks.…

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