Gigabit Internet for $70: the unlikely success of California’s Sonic.net WHY NOWHERE ELSE? Hint: Oligopoly

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationThey offer each house up to one gigabit per second in bandwidth, making this one of the fastest streets in America. For only $69.95/month (100MBps for $39.95, both include phone service. … Wondering “why can’t somebody else do this?” You’re asking the right question. But you may not like the answer.Via [...] [...]

Making Solar Power Competitive with Coal – Technology Review

Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureA study identifies early-stage technologies that could be combined to cut the cost of solar panels in half.Via www.technologyreview.com [...]

Rootstrikers: Organization to Clean Up Politics

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationHOW DO WE CLEAN UP POLITICS? 1. Provide that public elections are publicly funded; 2. Limit, and make transparent, independent political expenditures, and; 3. Reaffirm that when the Declaration of Independence spoke of entities “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” it was speaking of natural persons only.Via rootstrikers.org [...]

What Austerity Hath Wrought (More Austerity and Complete Control by Oligarchs)

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationWhat’s the main impediment right now to jobs, jobs, jobs?Via www.theatlantic.com [...]