Community Broadband Media Roundup - August 12


Arkansas invests $25 million in rural broadband by Colin Wood, StateScoop



Greeley’s city broadband exploration starts to take physical shape by Cuyler Meade, Greeley Tribune

“There was definitely a message coming from our community that there were gaps in service availability across our city,” Reed-Harmel said. “We also did not have a lot of different options. There are only a couple providers here, and the competition is fairly limited, so for us, we felt there needed to be additional competition, more options in the marketplace. And then we had a commitment that certain parts of our community would not be left out of deployment.”

Boulder set to start construction on broadband fiber network core with council approval of $20M debt by Sam Lounsberry, Daily Camera 



Broadband access coming to many rural Tippecanoe county homes,  

"We need Internet please," said Cody Janssen, who lives outside of Otterbein.



Easthampton City Council takes step toward municipal broadband service by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire Gazette 



Northeast Mississippi electric power providers announce plans to provide broadband Internet service by Danny McArthur, Daily Journal

Electric power provider plans to offer Internet services to customers, WTVA 


New York 

Why New York City needs universal Internet access by Emil Skandul, City & State New York 


North Carolina 

North Carolina considers loosening municipal broadband regulations by Ryan Johnston, StateScoop 

Plan to allow municipal broadband systems in rural NC clears first hurdle by Laura Leslie, WRAL 

"We're all ideological. We dig in our heels, and we have our fights," he said. "But on this one, where we come from, we don't' have the luxury of ideology. We have to put Internet in these underserved areas of our state."

One challenge in expanding broadband in NC? Knowing who doesn’t actually have it by Zachery Eanes, Raleigh News & Observer



A third of Oklahomans lack a choice for broadband service by Dale Denwalt, The Oklahoman 



Please wait while we connect you: Rural broadband access an issue in Pa. Capitol by Sasha Hupka, Philadelphia Inquirer

“When we look at broadband, what we fail to do sometimes is peel back the layers and see how this is impacting families and educators and real-life people,” said Sheri Collins, director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives. “The broadband issue in Pennsylvania is extremely complicated and extremely expensive, but we have got to take a leadership position and solve these issues.”



Bridging the digital divide in Texas’ wide-open spaces, ScienceFriday 

AT&T’s digital redlining of Dallas: New research by Dr. Brian Whitacre by Bill Callahan, NDIA



State hopes to generate more rural broadband through grants, The Kansas City Star 



Electric coop broadband partnerships, deepfake enforcement, problems with hipster antitrust by Emily McPhie, BroadbandBreakfast 

2020 candidates offer plans to extend the reach of broadband, Benton Foundation 

Warren pledges $85 billion for public broadband by John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable

ISP Frontier is failing so badly it won’t take questions from investors by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica