Community Broadband Media Roundup - June 3


Fullerton FiberCity Network will use open access approach by Phil Britt, Telecompetitor



Loveland launches broadband push by Jessica Benes, Reporter Herald



Delaware expanding broadband in rural counties by Dani Bozzini, 47ABC



Georgia unveils plan for Internet service in rural areas by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The solution to broadband in the state of Georgia is not a rifle-shot, one-size-fits-all solution,” Nunn said. “It’s a patchwork that involves many different providers working in partnership to address the needs in various parts of the state.”



Towns can soon avoid fee for broadband devices on poles, WABI 5



Community meeting to address need for municipal broadband, The Falmouth Enterprise



2019 MN tribal nation broadband profiles, Blandin Foundation 


North Carolina 

Town of Highlands making broadband progress by Jessi Stone, Smoky Mountain News



Walden bill aims to aid power co-ops, rural broadband, KTVZ



USTelecom says broadband map problems can be fixed for $10-$12 million by Phil Britt, Telecompetitor

What does the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Report tell us about the digital divide? By John Horrigan, Benton Foundation 

Democrats criticize FCC broadband report by Marguerite Reardon, CNET

"Our statutory mandate is not only to determine whether all Americans currently have access to advanced telecommunications capabilities," he said. "But also whether progress in deploying such services is proceeding at a reasonable and timely pace, and an affirmative response to the latter inquiry is completely consistent with the facts on the ground."

Reactions to the FCC's 2019 Broadband Deployment Report by Robbie McBeath, Benton Foundation 

FCC: Broadband deployment is reasonable, timely...again by John Eggerton, Multichannel News

Net neutrality legislation: A framework for consensus, Internet Society

Who should be eligible for broadband grants? By Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

When I read grant rules one of the first things that is always obvious to me is that the people writing the grant rules don’t understand the wide range of business structures that currently operate broadband networks. There are numerous partnership and other arrangements that differ significantly from the traditional model of a single ISP that owns the network and sells retail products to customers. 

Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists by Andrew Perrin, PEW