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Student Corner: Broadband Internet as a Municipal Service

November 20, 2014

The role of municipalities in providing high-speed Internet access may change in the near future. In July, Wilson, North Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennessee, both of which have public optical fiber networks, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address laws in numerous states re … Read more

Collaborative Governance: The Case of WNC EdNET

April 13, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. To effectively address today’s public problems there is an increasing need to work through partnerships across multiple boundaries (organizational, jurisdictional, sectoral).  “Collaborative governance” has come to be the term of art for this idea … Read more

Public Investment in Broadband Infrastructure

December 17, 2009

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. If you have not followed the news on this, the City of Wilson, NC recently invested $28 million on a fiber optic network throughout the community and now operates Greenlight cable, internet, and phone as a local utility. After the big cable compan … Read more