State House Speaker Harwell expects rural broadband bill delay to next year by Richard Locker, Commercial Appeal
'AT&T is the villain' in battle over rural broadband access, Republican lawmaker says by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica
Sunset Telecommunications trying to buy BVU's Optinet by David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier
We've covered BVU in the past for their successful establishment of a municipal network as well as their expansion into surrounding communities. Developments in Bristol impact the community's access to fast, affordable, reliable Internet access via the municipal utility. All the community's achievements in bringing the BVU OptiNet to the people of Bristol will soon just be a chapter in the city's history, if this deal goes through.
Internet bill would build government-owned high-speed 'middle mile' by Pamela Pritt, Charleston Register-Herald
On American Indian reservations, challenges perpetuate the digital divide by Julianne Tvetan, ArsTechnica
Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus launches by John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable
Bernie Sanders urges FCC to stop Comcast billing fraud by Karl Bode, DSL Reports
"Given the power big corporations have over American consumers, the need to stop unfair billing practices and ensure affordable cable and Internet services for all Americans is all the more important," proclaims the letter.
Challenge to FCC preemption of state prohibition on municipal broadband to be heard in March by Davis Wright Tremaine, Lexology
AT&T: subsidies for us are good, but community broadband is bad by Karl Bode, DSL Reports