Community Broadband Media Roundup - April 1


Can Redding become the nation's next 'Gig City?' by Michele Chandler, Redding Record Searchlight

“It’s kind of like when the city gives somebody a sewer. You get a sewer connection or you get a water connection. This way, you get a fiber connection. Then you can get on and sign up with any number of different services from the private sector for your bandwidth,” McElvain said.



The pathway forward for mapping broadband speeds in America by Ed Blayney, Medium



Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket by Maureen Milliken, MaineBiz


New Hampshire

Broadband project seeks local support by Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun 



Houston officials raise the alarm over bill to limit cable franchise fees by Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle 

Houston and San Antonio officials also argue that the bill would provide disproportionate benefits to the largest telecom companies, which are generally the ones who pay cable franchise fees and right-of-way access line charges.



Vermont House overwhelmingly advances broadband bill funding community models by John Dillon, VPR

"We know that national cable and wireless providers are not coming to fix this problem for the people of Readsboro, Rochester, Newbury, or the Northeast Kingdom." - Dover Rep. Laura Sibilia



Port of Bellingham, Wash., hopes to close rural Internet gaps by Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald 



Ajit Pai wants to cap spending on broadband for poor people and rural areas by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

The anti-competitive forces that foil speedy, affordable broadband by Bill Snyder and Chris Witteman, FastCompany 

Why a law from 1934 is the biggest issue surrounding net neutrality by Andrew Wyrich, The Daily Dot

Candidate Klobuchar: Full 'Net access by 2020 by John Eggerton, Broadcasting + Cable 

Life after Google: How co-ops and dark lines could be fiber’s future by Zack Quaintance, GovTech