Community Broadband Media Roundup - July 9


Internet Service Providers Pour $1 Million into California Assembly As Net Neutrality Debate Rages by Laura Curlin and Alec Saslow, MapLight

California's Strong Net Neutrality Bill Is Back by Dell Cameron, Gizmodo



Fort Collins Broadband Bonds Issued and Sold Out by Theresa Rose, North Forty News

Moving broadband to the next step by Michelle Perry, Craig Daily Press

The city of Craig and Moffat County are partnering with Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership to lead local broadband implementation, and CMEDP has financial support from these three entities, plus Memorial Regional Health, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Moffat County School District and Moffat County Local Marketing District to drive the process forward.

The city of Craig will be the network owner and fiscal agent for the project. Mammoth will serve as the network operator, negotiating contracts and overseeing the development, maintenance and operations of the project.

City broadband service is about connecting Fort Collins to opportunities by Darin Atteberry, The Coloradoan



Infrastructure: Statewide Broadband on Track for 2019-20 by Dawn Marie Yankeelov, The Lane Report 



Is there tech gold beneath Jackson’s crumbling streets? City leaders think so. by Justin Vicory, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Buried deep under Jackson residents' feet are miles and miles of a mysterious "dark fiber" — unused optical fiber potentially worth high-tech gold.

Forgotten over the years, the fiber optic cables are now being rediscovered, and city officials say they could be a potential game-changer for the city.


New Mexico

In New Mexico, a collective push to close the 'homework gap' by Ryan Johnston, EdScoop



FairlawnGig extending internet service to communities in Greater Akron by LightWave Online

FairlawnGig said it will now extend internet service beyond the city limits of Fairlawn, OH, to communities in the Greater Akron Region. With dedicated service that remains consistent during peak usage hours, FairlawnGig provides 100-Gbps connections to business customers and up to 10-Gbps connections to household customers.



New state-level positions created to help expand broadband access to rural Virginia by Colter Anstaett, WSLS