Community Broadband Media Roundup - January 28


Master plan will look at developing a municipal broadband network in Baltimore by Stephen Babcock,

“We are particularly focused on dual goals of economic opportunity and inclusion, and what digital infrastructure means for those goals,” said Hovis. 



How smart strategy and rigorous analysis enable Boston to save while effectuating city and public broadband needs by Andrew Afflerbach, CTC Technology & Energy



Closer to a connection: Broadband expansion continues for rural areas in Region Five, Wadena Pioneer Journal 


New Hampshire

Chesterfield eyes plan to beat the broadband blues — with no tax money by Meg McIntyre, The Keene Sentinel


North Carolina

North Carolina, nation’s first gigabit state? That’s the goal, say state officials by Chantal Allam, WRAL Tech Wire

Guest blog: Wilson Greenlight trains the next generation in fiber optic basics by Catharine Rice, Next Century Cities

Our region needs a broadband boost by Katie Kienbaum, Jacksonville Daily News



The push to expand broadband by TJ Martinell, The Lens

As Inslee proposes broadband access across state, Allen notes much needed opportunity for tribes, Tribal Tribune

“The Colville Tribes have invested several millions of dollars to begin to meet this need, but we require assistance from the state and federal agencies to complete this work… The lack of broadband service creates not just an inconvenience, but poses real safety concerns throughout the reservation.”

Broadband effort critical in Columbia County by Kathryn Witherington, The Union-Bulletin



Terabyte-using cable customers double, increasing risk of data cap fees by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

Putting skin in the game for broadband by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

Sorry, Ajit: Comcast lowered cable investment despite net neutrality repeal by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

It's now clear none of the supposed benefits of killing net neutrality are real by Karl Bode, Motherboard 

Schools, libraries are obvious setting for telehealth by Craig Settles, The Daily Yonder

In rural America where libraries are the best game in town for getting broadband, conference rooms could become temporary stations for traveling nurses implementing these and other telehealth programs. Additionally, supplying these nurses with mobile hotspots could increase their versatility and effectiveness within the community.