Community Broadband Media Roundup - August 13


How Silicon Valley can use community input to bridge the big broadband gap by Mohammad Shakouri and Jon Walton, Silicon Valley Business Journal



The promise and reality of Google Fiber by Jim Burress, Marketplace



Williamsburg plans Aug. 14 community meeting by Brian Rathjen, Iowa City Press-Citizen



Leaders define top priorities for Paducah’s strategic plan by Chris Yu, WPSD Local 6 



SandfordNet Fiber broadband project has started by Tammy Wells, Journal Times 



Narrowing the rural school digital divide by Myers Reece, Flathead Beacon 



New York

Charter Communications fallout: State regulators urged to tread lightly by Daniel Axelrod, Times Herald-Record

Charter Spectrum has less than two months to find new service provider for customers, Binghamton Homepage 


North Carolina

Officials seek RFP for broadband expansion by Cliff Bellamy, The Daily Dispatch 



State official brings promise of broadband funds to Potter County by Kate Day Sager, The Bradford Era 

“Access to broadband opens the lines of communication in many ways,” Gov. Wolf said in a written statement. “By bringing faster internet service to rural Pennsylvania, we are supporting current residents and existing industry and doing a lot to attract people and businesses to the region.”



How’s your internet service? Alamance County wants to know, Times-News



Portsmouth takes next steps to become a smart city, by City of Portsmouth, Va., PR Newswire

Broadening broadband by Peter J. Teagle, Gloucester Mathews Gazette-Journal



Rural ISP director says report gives false impression by Tim Marema, The Daily Yonder


West Virginia

Using Microsoft Grant Money, Company Plots Broadband Expansion in Rural West Virginia by Max Garland, GovTech



Report Highlights How U.S. Telcos Abandoned Rural American Broadband by Karl Bode, TechDirt 

A Super-Fast, Super-Connected Wireless Future Requires a Balanced Spectrum Policy by Rob Alderfer, Morning Consult

Study: China outspent US by $24 billion in 5G infrastructure since 2015 by Jason Plautz, Smart Cities Dive

Yep, cable companies still suck by Chris Mills, BGR

People still don’t like their cable companies, CR’s latest telecom survey finds by James K. Wilcox, Consumer Reports 

Top-rated EPB, a municipal broadband service run as a public utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., was one of the few bright spots for internet service. It was the only company to receive a top mark for value. It also got top marks for speed and reliability.

Using USDA’s new $600 million by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs