Community Broadband Media Roundup - February 25


The 4th utility: How Ventura County is working to increase broadband by Arlene Martinez, Ventura County Star



Community-owned utilities provide reliable, affordable broadband service by Josh Byrnes, Des Moines Register



Google Fiber leaving Louisville by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

To stay competitive, Kentucky utility doubles Internet speed by Austin Ramsey, Messenger-Inquirer 



Northampton eyes municipal broadband network by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire

“We don’t want to be the last Western Mass town to have the benefits of a high-speed municipally controlled network,” said Feldscher.



Making broadband work in Marshall, Michigan by Lisa Gonzalez, CitiesSpeak 


North Carolina

Let’s Connect’ seeks better broadband for rural NC by Katie Kienbaum, News & Observer  

Grant to help expand telehealth opportunities in WNC, The Dispatch 



Digital distress: What is it and who does it affect? Part 2. by Roberto Gallardo and Cheyanne Geideman, Medium

FCC says gutting ISP oversight was great for broadband by Karl Bode, Motherboard

Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

"I beg to differ," Rosenworcel wrote on Twitter. "Millions of households—in rural and urban communities—have no access to high-speed service. That's a fact."

Senate bill would create rural broadband office at FCC by Benjamin Freed, StateScoop

Broadband, bluegrass and beer: How rural communities are getting innovative with broadband applications by Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast

“So we got together and decided to just do it ourselves,” Irvine said. “We didn’t want to wait.”  

Mayors or the FCC: Who understands the broadband needs of metropolitan residents? by Blair Levin, Brookings