Community Broadband Media Roundup - February 29


Google Fiber joins forces with municpal broadband network by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Google to use city-owned network to bring fiber to Hunstville by Wendy Davis, Media Post

This private-public model for broadband could spread far beyond Huntsville, according to muni-broadband proponent Christopher Mitchell, director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Community Broadband Networks Initiative.

"In many ways, I think this is a tremendously hopeful development," Mitchell tells MediaPost. "It gives cities a great confidence that if they build passive infrastructure, they will be able to work with ISPs."

Google Fiber is coming to Hunstville, Alabama by Kent Wallace, Financial CV

Google Fiber is bring its ultra-fast Internet service to Hunstville by Lee Roop,

Hunstville's model for Google Fiber is the future of broadband by Kari Paul, Motherboard



AT&T gave $62K to lawmakers months before vote to limit muni-broadband by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Missouri already has a law from 1997 that says municipalities may not sell telecommunications services to the public with the exception of “Internet-type services.” This made it difficult to build a financially sound Internet service because it couldn’t be bundled with other telecom products like telephone calling, municipal broadband advocate Christopher Mitchell told Ars. Mitchell is director of the Community Broadband Networks project for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.



Little Rock, it's (past) time to begin a conversation about bringing next generation Internet to our city by Tim Freeman, Hark



Google Fiber - high-speed Internet - seeks to narrow digital divide with free service in SF by KTVU


New York

Smart City Commission to develop plan for city-wide high-speed Internet 



Virginia Beach, VA., bolsters its broadband network by Stacy Parker, GovTech


West Virginia

West Virginia senate OKs bill to expand rural broadband by Herald Dispatch



Why Comcast is wrong to shrug off latest Google Fiber announcements by Chris Morran, Consumerist

Anti-Charter/TWC form complaints flood FCC by John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable

Mayors must step up for broadband by Jennifer Roberts, Next City

One year later, net neutrality still faces attacks in court and Congress by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica