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In Our View: Don't Leave Out The Cities
The State of Texas is notorious for pitting communities against one another. This time around, it's the little town versus the big city in the funding arena to improve Internet access.
A Local Coalition Gets Organized to Bring Quality Connectivity to Maine’s Midcoast
Five small towns in rural Maine are connecting with one another in a steady grassroots effort to expand broadband access in the Midcoast. After conducting a survey which affirmed the towns’ acute need for better connectivity, a local coalition is navigating state funding and weighing network options.
Announcing the Digital Health Story Collection - Share Your Telehealth Experience With Us
Today we launch the Digital Health Story Collection, an opportunity for health care providers and health care users to share experiences with or difficulties accessing telehealth care across the country.
Monopoly Providers Mire NTIA Broadband Grant Process With Costly, Empty Challenges
Over 230 communities have applied for National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Infrastructure Program grants.
Consumer Reports Survey Shows Overwhelming Popular Support for Overturning State Preemption
We've been writing for years that the artificial restrictions put on municipalities that keep communities from solving their connectivity needs with locally owned and operated networks are unpopular with the vast majority of Americans, irrespective of political affiliation.
Amidst Fire Season, Chico, California Devotes Relief Funds to Improve Citywide Communications
During fire season in Northern California, relaying critical emergency information with speed is paramount. It’s equally important for citizens to get timely information on the course of wildfires, receive evacuation orders, and be able to connect with friends and family. Living in that reality is one of the driving reasons the Chico City Council recently voted to earmark $5 million of the city’s $22 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to research and implement a plan to improve citywide Internet access.