Community Broadband Media Roundup - August 19


Gainesville City Commission continues with broadband network analysis, backpedals on plastic bag ban by Ethan Magoc, WUFT



Illinois puts $420M toward broadband Internet expansion, GovTech 



Waterloo takes fresh look at citywide broadband system by Tim Jamison, The Courier 

“I think it’s time,” said board member Rich Kurtenbach. “We’ve got communities all around us that have their own utilities when it comes to broadband.”



Broadband Internet coming to Deckerville by Eric Levine, Sanilac County News 



Rural broadband ‘challenge of our time’ by Thomas Friestad, SouthernMinn



Springfield City Utilities partnering with CenturyLink to expand high speed Internet access by Linda Simmons, KY3

"It's going to create all kinds of opportunities for everybody in this community," says Scott Miller, Springfield City Utilities general manager. "And I don't even think we have any idea what this is going to do for us. So we may have to come back here in 10 years and take a look back. But I think this is a difference-maker."


New York 

Yates Co. seeks funds for broadband by Gwen Chamberlain, Chronicle Express 



Cleveland Heights to conduct municipal broadband study by Chris Mosby, Patch



Letter: Broadband is a right, not an entitlement, Fauquier Times 



What's new in civic tech: Grants now available through Seattle's Technology Matching Fund by Zach Quaintance, GovTech 



Northern Arapaho receive $4 million for broadband as reservation tribes work to expand access to fast Internet by Chris Aadland, Casper Star Tribune 



Pete Buttigieg echoes Warren with $80B rural broadband plan by Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch 

Analysis: Digital divide isn’t just a rural problem by John B. Horrigan, The Daily Yonder 

Broadband is too important for this many in the US to be disconnected by Lara Fishbane and Adie Tomer, Brookings 

5G hype won't close the digital divide by Dhara Singh, CNET