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Public Utilities

The New New Net Neutrality

John M. Eger | Posted 01.01.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

What is being proposed is simple. Treat Internet providers like common carriers -- like utilities, which they are -- but recognizing that even common carriers could offer private lines to large corporate users or anyone else that wanted such a special service.

Aging Utilities Killing Americans and Their Future

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

About a hundred first responders are meeting in Long Beach, California this week to discuss -- among other things -- the state of the nation's infrastructure.

How to Win a Tap Water Taste Contest

Daniel Moss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Daniel Moss

With improved source protection, consumer confidence in tap water is likely to rise -- and could spell trouble for the bottled water boom.

Solar Panels Empower Low-Income Latino Communities: The Utilities Try to Spoil the Fiesta

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

When it comes to the sun, for Rosa Mayorga and her family, everything that glitters is indeed gold.

Cutting Off Water For Traffic Violators And Other Bizzare Ways Towns Are Coping With Budget Woes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

In one New Mexico town you won’t just be in hot water for not paying your traffic fines, you won’t have any water at all. Traffic violators in...

You Can See It in the Faces

Saul Segan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Saul Segan

The practice of law is an absolute honor and a privilege. When anyone is fortunate enough to be able to earn their livelihood by helping others to improve their lives and relieve their stresses, care should be taken to launch gratitude as a prime emotion.

Highland Park Goes Dark -- Is Detroit Next?

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -- As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination comi...

Storms Wipe Out Utilities, States Rethinking Budgets

Wall Street Journal | REBECCA SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A winter storm that knocked out power to more than 1.3 million homes and businesses from Arkansas to Ohio is likely to increase state inquiries into u...