Community Broadband Media Roundup - March 18


Trustees approve broadband project by Tyler Pialet, Trail-Gazette

"Broadband service is critical for any community moving into the future, and technological challenges are greater for a smaller community like Estes Park," Lancaster said.


New Hampshire

Voters to decide on broadband for Chesterfield by Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer



Maupin, Oregon completes gigabit broadband network, bridging the digital divide, Cision 



Milan provides residential broadband as part of public utilities by Josh Robinson, WBBJ News



Botetourt County fighting for broadband access by Cynthia Beasley, ABC 13 News

"From the time I got that email..." she said. "Ten minutes - to get that website to load. By the time I got there the job was already gone. Because of the slow Internet, I wasn't able to get that job."



Click! seeks public comment on proposed partnership with cable, Internet provider, The Suburban Times



Silicon Valley mayor to feds: ‘Get out of the way’ of innovation by Jack Corrigan, Nextgov

“Good policy could take one of two forms. If you want to treat telecom companies as public utilities … mandate they serve everyone in all parts of a community. Secondly, if you decide they’re not going to be public utilities then simply allow cities ... to negotiate at the table so the city can ensure their residents are well-served.”

Ajit Pai promised new jobs and 'better, cheaper' Internet. His ISP pals have a different plan by Dell Cameron, Gizmodo 

Senators: FCC should diversify broadband mapping data sources by John Eggerton, Multichannel News