Community Broadband Media Roundup - November 11


Loveland breaks ground on city-owned broadband utility by Carina Julig, The Denver Post

Removing banned tech from China’s Huawei will cost rural Colorado telecoms over $300 million. Will it even fix the problem? by Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun 

City unanimously approves contracts with Colorado Boring and On Trac for Pulse project by Max Levy, Reporter Herald 



Reader Comment: Idaho is behind on broadband, MagicValley 



Statewide broadband access goal of ‘Connect Illinois’ by Bernard Schoenburg, State Journal Register 

“We are planning to take a measured approach,” Schmit said, with perhaps $50 million in matching grants being made available in a first round. He said the application process, yet to be announced, will allow “providers, cooperatives, public-private partnerships, communities themselves” and other entities to seek those grants.



Fort Dodge residents give approval to city-owned broadband by Roger Riley, WHOTV

Waterloo, Iowa, contemplates its broadband choices by Jed Pressgrove, GovTech

FD voters say yes to broadband utility by Bill Shea, The Messenger 



Rockland plans to seek bids for broadband expansion by Stephen Betts, Village Soup 



Easthampton voters approve all 4 ballot measures by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Weymouth, Quincy consider municipal broadband infrastructure by Liz Markhlevskaya,



Governor Parson launches inaugural broadband grant program, Missouri Department of Economic Development



High-speed Internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska, NTV


North Carolina

USDA invests $23.7 million in rural broadband for North Carolina families, USDA

With many residents in a digital divide, Pittsylvania County seeking input for broadband plan by Caleb Ayers,

Broadband grant will touch Bladen County, Bladen Journal 

“Quite frankly, if you don’t have that infrastructure and you don’t have that connectivity, it’s very difficult to operate in the 21st century in a global economy,” Rouzer said. “That’s just the fact of the matter. It’s very difficult to attract young people back to the rural communities, even if they’re from a rural community if you don’t have good connectivity.”



Rural businesses in Ohio face limited broadband access, WHIO TV



A broader broadband, The Register Guard 

Eugene as a city supposedly values equity. If true, every neighborhood, every resident and every business deserves equal access to high-speed Internet.



CDE Lightband working hard to repair fiber, restore broadband, Clarksville Online



The FCC and Ajit Pai are leaving Native American reservations behind by Angelina Newsom, Medium

Shocker: ISPs cut back 2020 investment despite tax breaks, death of net neutrality by Karl Bode, Techdirt