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Kansas City is a rare market of broadband competition in a fast-consolidating world

What do Charter Communications’ swallowing of Time Warner Cable, rules outlawing fast-lane internet tollways and a zombie TV show all have in common? They’re all landmarks in a constantly consolidatin... read more

St. Louis and Kansas City bounce back

Anchoring either end of Missouri, St. Louis and Kansas City are ... first in the world to get speedy Google Fiber broadband, and the first in the Midwest to re-introduce electric mass transit — the sl... read more

Science, politics and the optics of broadband

In 2006, we saw the 40 Gbps speeds come to market ... Kansas City (KS), Austin (TX) and Vermont — things start to change. Speeds go up. Service improves and incumbents are hustling for business. Unfor... read more

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Cable Discord

As an American transplant in Paris, Glenside's Rob Hower discovered the dirty, little not-really-a-secret of the U.S. broadband market ... in Kansas City, a publicly owned network in Chattanooga, Tenn ... read more


The City That Was Saved by the Internet

The city's largest building is dedicated to the Gig. Years before Google Fiber, Chattanooga was the first city in the United States to have a citywide gigabit-per-second fiber internet ... in Kansas, ... read more

FCC Chairman Says U.S. Lacks Competitive Broadband Service

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that most Americans lack real choices for high-speed broadband service ... by less than vibrant competition.” While Wheeler said that Google’s entry into cities like Kans... read more

Dismissing Google Fiber as a failure is the same mistake we made bringing electricity to rural America

Objections to high-speed fiber broadband today sound like those facing rural electrification ... to bring fiber to 20 cities just two years after first launching in Kansas City in 2013. “Every city wa... read more

Net neutrality debate heats up in Montana after FCC ruling

The public generally takes note of Internet politics, but for the 25-and-younger crowd that’s known only a dot-com world ... Koopman issued a rare statement supporting the FCC decision the day of its ... read more

Judge says no decision for at least a month in Kansas...

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 19 (Reuters ... Most state election officials and election law experts say that U.S. voter fraud is rare. Lawmakers in 23 states have imposed new voting restrictions since 201... read more

High speed and high cost: Are we heading towards a major rail project?

On Wednesday he announced changes to competition ... Kansas City, Missouri, where a so-called increment tax was levied on residential and commercial property owners within an area identified as direct... read more

Verizon named America's best rated wireless carrier with top marks in reliability, speed and data performance

While T-Mobile took third place in the study, RootMetrics notes that the carrier has improved at city level with a focus on urban centers. CNET notes that T-Mobile, which has been aggressively buildin... read more

Don't want your phone bill to rise? It's time to learn about net neutrality

And do we move to a free-market policy ... the reasons we need (net neutrality) protection is because the competition isn’t there.’’ That raises another issue to watch: the progress internet providers ... read more



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