Noss and Obama agree on plan for municipal broadband
Michael Goldstein • January 20, 2015if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
To be clear, our CEO, Elliot Noss, and President Barack Obama have not actually met. But they do seem to agree on a plan to bring super fast Internet to towns across the country, boost the economy and reverse income inequality.
Obama will highlight this in his State of the Union address tonight.
Noss offered a bit of a preview in an interview with Chris Mitchell of MuniNetworks.org released this morning. Through his work at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Chris has long advocated for broadband networks, including munipal-owned fiber networks, that better service communities.
Chris and Elliot cover a bunch of fun topics in just under a half hour, including:
– Ting’s unique customer experience
– Models for building and operating a fiber network along the spectrum from private to public
– The Westminster model
– The future of television
Take a listen here…
Also, please tune in to the State of the Union address at 9pm ET tonight and come back to share your thoughts here. It is very exciting to see this topic at the top of the agenda.