Community Broadband Media Roundup - July 10


Addressing the digital divide in California by Jake Abbott, Government Technology

San Franciscos's Hunters Point gets free gigabit Internet, more to follow by Seung Lee, Silicon Beat



Longmont is Colorado's first gig city by Longmont Observer Staff



Ashfield moves ahead on broadband by The Greenfield Recorder Staff



Public Knowledge joins Center for Rural Strategies in Appalachian Connectivity Summit by Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge

Speakers include Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner; Kate Forscey, Government Affairs Associate Counsel at Public Knowledge; Christopher Mitchell, international community broadband expert; and Marty Newell, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Center for Rural Strategies.



Rappahannock broadband still buffering by Hannah Galeone, Rappahannock News

In a rural area such as Rappahannock, residents experience difficulty receiving improved services from large corporations such as Comcast or Verizon. The cost of installing broadband equipment in an area like ours is just not worth it to them. Digging trenches for underground wiring is taxing on time, money, and energy — resources that corporate service providers simply are not willing to part with.



AT&T: Forced arbitration isn't "forced" because no one has to buy service by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Imagining more from broadband: High-speed access delivers impact, not just data by Craig Settles, The Daily Yonder

Combine broadband with a 3-D printer, and you transform data into objects that can fix a tractor or help a child thrive. Rural communities are showing that high-speed access isn’t just a theoretical benefit – it has measurable results in the physical world.

New NRRI Report probes state broadband initiatives in California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, and New York by Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast