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Celebrate What Americans Love in the Webiverse
When considering Independence Day, the Community Broadband Networks team here at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance want to share our appreciation for the great things Americans love while maintaining our focus on connectivity. We decided that the Fourth of July, 2019, would be a day for us to celebrate something special that wouldn’t get very far without the magical technology of the Internet — the meme.
Merriam-Webster defines "meme" as:
1: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
2: an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media
Members of the team chose or created memes that we think blends humor (a necessary meme element in this office) with traditional Independence Day elements - patriotism, the Revolutionary War, etc. America's people have been working hard, so hard, in 2019 and you all deserve a moment of fun.
As you enjoy cook-outs, get togethers, and fireworks this year, we hope you have the chance to reflect positively on life in the U.S. and share some of your own favorite memes with family and friends.
Ho Ho Holidays Lit By Fiber Are the Brightest of All!
As we greet each holiday season, we try to re-live the classic creations from years gone by and treasure hoilday memories the creative writers at MuniNetworks.org have developed to enjoy the season. Four years ago, Tom Ernste and Hannah Trostle wrote “Twas the Night Before Muni Fiber” which has always been one of our favorites.
Vintage Halloween: Monopolies are Monstrous
As the seasons change, we're fondly remembering past team members from the Community Broadband Networks Initiative and their creative contributions to our Halloween stories. Scott, Kate, and Hannah have moved on to other paths in their careers, but we'll always treasure their contribution to our 2016 celebration of movie monster madness.
Is Your Internet Access Sweet or Scary? Revisiting a 2015 Halloween Favorite
It's Christmas Eve and We're STILL Thinking of Muni Fiber!
A Holiday Favorite: The Grinch Who Stole Network Neutrality
Thanksgiving Dinner at MuniNetworks.org
In the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Families and friends come together to catch up, to eat tons of food, and to appreciate their good fortune. It's a time to count our blessings and laugh at a few of the characters common to every family. This year, we've imagined some of those characters at Thanksgiving Dinner in the world of telecom...