Community Broadband Media Roundup - February 4


Annual State of the City address: Fort Collins' success depends on everyone, leaders emphasize by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan



Tipmont REMC promises economic growth in rural Indiana through broadband Internet by Lindsay Moore, Lafayette Journal & Courier



Lowell City Council eyes creating municipal broadband network by Rick Sobey, Lowell Sun 

Now everyone relies on internet access -- for work, for contacting people, for your TV, for everything.

Petersham inks broadband agreement with state by Greg Vine, Athol Daily News

Windsor asked to back broadband hookup plan, add to legal expenses by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle 



'Moonshot' for rural broadband, local gov aid on Walz's to-do list by Dana Ferguson, Duluth News-Tribune

Congress should work together to expand rural broadband by Brian Krambeer and Jim Matheson, Post-Bulletin 



A bipartisan bill in Mississippi could bring high-speed broadband to the Delta by Debby Warren, Nonprofit Quarterly 

Digital divide blamed partly on faulty maps, Herald-Whig View


North Carolina

Officals working to bring Internet to more of Onslow County by Greg Payne and Jason O. Boyd, News Channel 12

National, local experts talk about improving Internet access by Chris Miller, Stanly News & Press 

The problem (and the solution) with mapping broadband in North Carolina by Jeffrey Sural, WRAL TechWire

Statewide tour stops in Jacksonville to expand broadband by Camila Barco, WNCT



The City of Memphis has the slowest Internet speed in the United States by Sabrina Davis, Daily Helmsman



Broadband Internet service in Brattleboro takes slow pace by Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer



Broadband: The fourth utility, Corning 

CenturyLink and Frontier miss FCC Connect America Fund broadband deployment milestones by Kevin Taglang, Benton Foundation 

Broadband providers are quietly taking advantage of an Internet without net neutrality protections by Lindsay Stern, Public Knowledge

Net neutrality court case preview: Did FCC mess up by redefining broadband? By Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica 

“As a legal matter, broadband should be classified as a telecommunications service under the Communications Act," Free Press Policy Director (and attorney) Matt Wood said at the press conference. "ISPs send our speech to each other. They don't step in and dictate what we can say or change it in any way."

State of the States 2019: Getting America connected, GovTech 

The Internet: Public or private?, Ford Foundation 

How America’s Internet connectivity issues are holding the country back by Zachary Mack, The Verge