Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility by Jeff Hoel, Palo Alto Online
Fiber Optic Utility brings faster and better Internet to Ammon by Ariel Schroeder, KIFI
National surveys show that having fiber optics installed in your homes increases its value over 3%.
For for a $75,000 home, it's going to typically increase the value of the home by over $4,000.
"This is because home buyers are getting smarter and they know that the Internet is very much like sewer and water. They want it, they know they are going to pay for it every month, and that matters to them what that monthly bill is. So they are motivated to try and find good connectivity at the lowest price possible," Patterson said.
Amid network growth, Ammon Fiber to host information meeting by Ryan Suppe, Post Register
Jacksonville City Council will meet May 28 by Kristine Gonzales-Abella, West Central Reporter
Business Breakfast: Municipal broadband projects ‘contagious,’ experts say, Portland Press Herald
Closing the digital divide by Justin Dawes, Grand Rapids Business Journal
Missouri legislators bring rural broadband closer to reality by Eric Bohl, Buffalo Reflex
Town of Highlands making broadband progress by Jessi Stone, Smoky Mountain News
‘We do not have coverage here:’ Texans take on federal broadband maps by Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio
“If we sit around and wait for the telephone company or the cable company or the federal government or anyone else to do it for us, it’s never gonna get done— we’re always going to be at the tail end of the food chain,” Hunt said.
Tacoma faces two legal challenges over new business model for Click by Debbie Cockrell, The News Tribune
Still in the weeds on broadband: State stuck waiting for federal action by Matt Combs, The Register-Herald
Congress can end the digital divide or replace it with a speed chasm with its broadband infrastructure bill by Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation
House lifts curtain on LIFT America Act by John Eggerton, Multichannel
Pew to launch broadband access and state policy explorer by Lucas Ropek, GovTech
Speed goals for FCC grants by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs
POTUS fight threatens rural broadband bucks by John Eggerton, Multichannel
Broadband monopolies are acting like old phone monopolies. Good thing solutions to that problem already exist by Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Comcast does so much lobbying that it says disclosing it all is too hard by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica
Rural cooperatives deliver high-speed Internet for less by Lucas Laursen, IEEE Spectrum