Community Broadband Media Roundup - August 27


In Arkansas, “digital redlining” could leave thousands without healthcare by Sarah Holder, CityLab



Long Beach residents encouraged to participate in City’s digital-inclusion survey by the City of Long Beach, Signal Tribune

Preliminary Long Beach survey results show Latinos least likely to have home Internet access by Hayley Munguia, Press-Telegram



The future of healthcare isn’t possible without rural high-speed Internet by Brandon S. Thompson, Western Slope Now



City, UF to launch wi-fi for Porters, Depot Park by Andrew Caplan, Gainesville Sun 



Crouch announces new Director of Broadband Opportunities, Washington Times-Herald

State details pilot broadband grant program by Andy Ober, Inside Indiana Business 

Rural broadband at center of new state position by Alex Brown, Inside Indiana Business



Sanford NetFiber project underway by Shawn P. Sullivan, York County Coast Star 

How broadband investment can help Maine’s Latino community succeed by Jose A. Marquez-Leon, Bangor Daily News

Expanding high-speed broadband to reach Latinos living in Maine is a must to address this gap, as schools, skills-training programs and job application services depend on Internet connectivity. In Washington County, where a large number of Latinos live, close to 20 percent of its residents lack adequate access to broadband.



Gov. Snyder unveils plan to bring broadband Internet access to every community by Dan Firnbach, 9&10 News



Will Rochester see a second cable provider? by Randy Peterson, Post-Bulletin

National broadband coverage grossly over-represented by FCC data, report says by Colin Wood, StateScoop

Report: Federal data blurs truth about local Internet access by Randy Peterson, Post-Bulletin

Just how rigged is America's broadband world? A deep dive into one US city reveals all by Kieren McCarthy, The Register 


New York

New York City has ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to create an Internet for all by Teke Wiggin, The Nation 



Solon council seeks feasibility proposals on municipal broadband by Thomas Jewell,


South Dakota

Report: rural South Dakotans get better broadband service than in other rural states by Jeremy Fugleberg, Sioux Falls Argus Leader



Forum aims to pinpoint broadband options, Internet expansion for rural Cheatham residents by Kelly Fisher, Tennessean

Bredesen wants TVA mission expanded to provide rural broadband service by Dave Flessner, Times Free Press

The fifth utility by Phil Bredesen, Dunlap News

We’ve been at this crossroads before by Whitney Kimball Coe, The Daily Post-Athenian

Rural Americans are currently traveling in the slow lane, under-connected or completely disconnected. It is hurting our chances for success — and by extension, it is robbing the nation of potential leaders, content creators, problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and the next generation of achievers who require broadband to reach their full potential.



Rural community leaders discuss need for Internet speed by Kate Gibson, The Progress Index

Broadband Authority working on $5M-plus expansion on Va. Shore by Carol Vaughn, 13 News Now

Competition could be the key to boosting broadband in Fredericksburg, survey suggests by Cathy Jett, The Free Lance-Star



Community broadband efforts alive and thriving in Ohio, Maryland and Utah by Heather Heimbach, Broadband Breakfast

High-speed Internet service may be poised for a price hike by Jonathan Berr, Moneywatch 

Broadband deployment is not moving fast enough for rural Americans, critics say by Kate Patrick, Inside Sources

Maps: Senators question FCC on digital divide, alleged DDoS attack by Sara Winegardner, CableFax

FCC won't extend broadband competition comment deadline by John Eggerton, B&C

NTCA rural anchor institution fiber connectivity report: 82.4% of schools served by rural telcos have FTTP by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetititor 

Rural broadband’s only hope: Thinking outside the box? by Elizabeth Zima, GovTech

Editor’s Corner—The Sisyphean task of finding and measuring wireless coverage by Mike Dano, Fierce Wireless

Comcast/Charter lobby asks FTC to preempt state broadband regulations by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica