Thinking broadly

The push to expand broadband Internet access in and around Asheville may be building steam, thanks to federal stimulus money. Mayor Terry Bellamy is meeting with state representatives and looking for ways to use money made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help make it happen. In April, Bellamy was invited to […]

Xpress 2.0

Things move fast in the Internet age. Here at Mountain Xpress, for example, we’ve been adding new bells and whistles to our Web site at such a rapid rate that it’s probably a good time to take stock of our online offerings and share some highlights. In addition to all our regular news and arts […]

Xpress is Flickrin’ and Twitterin’ now

News flash: Mountain Xpress adds Twitter feed, and Flickr isn’t far behind. Or, in Twitter-speak—News: Mtn X adds Twitr & Flikr. See #mxnow. Bitly what? Flickr who? OK. Here’s the deal (with apologies to the English language): Social networking and news gathering have mingled. Twitter is a micro-blogging program that lets users exchange brief […]

Bowen: MAIN’s future lies in wireless broadband

The future of the Mountain Area Information Network, Asheville’s nonprofit Internet service provider, lies in providing mobile broadband and developing a full-fledged news operation. That’s the vision put forth by Executive Director Wally Bowen in a presentation titled “MAIN 2.0.” MAIN hopes to capture $1.8 million from the $787 billion stimulus package that President Barack […]