How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

By Allan Holmes

Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "simulation":

"… g to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arnold Air Force Base and its flight simulation development complex, as well as a regional medical center, are the primary …"

Club 100: Over 100 Americans gave more than $100,000 to state political parties

By Robert Moore

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2002 — Political party organizations will never do business quite the same way again. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Grand Rapids":

"… tee.18. Ronald Vanderpol – $240,00CEO and chairman of RVP Development of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has donated to the Great Lakes Education politic …"

"… anderpol – $240,00CEO and chairman of RVP Development of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has donated to the Great Lakes Education political action commit …"

"… ght Place Program, which promotes economic development in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area. He is a Trustee of the Frey Foundation, a private family foundation …"