Monthly Archives: April 2016

Local latitude in getting broadband to rural areas

The Center’s research director Marnie Werner joins Jim to talk a little more about broadband. One of the points that came out of the research behind our Broadband 101 articles was the idea that communities should have latitude when it comes to deciding what kind of technology to use to bring broadband to their homes and businesses, and that the state should be cautious about setting too many restrictions at too high a level.

Broadband 101: Local latitude

The legislative session so far, pt. 2

The Center’s CEO joins us again this week to talk about the legislative session so far. Some of the other issues that are hot at the Capitol are broadband, local government aid, and because it’s a bonding session, infrastructure in general. It’s a short session, an election year, and adding to the pressure, construction workers are waiting to get into the Capitol to get their work done. So expect the unexpected.

The legislative session so far, pt. 2