Community Broadband Media Roundup - November 12


Why San Jose kids do homework in parking lots by Sam Liccardo, New York Times

This year, we approved landmark deals with several carriers that called for San Jose to facilitate rapid permitting and installation of thousands of small cells — the largest deployment of them in the nation. In exchange, the companies agreed to pay millions of dollars into a Digital Inclusion Fund to pay for broadband connectivity in low-income neighborhoods.



Editorial: Loveland should move forward with broadband, Reporter Herald 

Loveland city attorney: No conflict for Fogle on municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, 


Aurora voters pave way for municipal broadband service by Nicole Brady, ABC 7 Denver

Aurora joins more than 90 other Colorado municipalities that have opted out of the state law. Only Longmont has a fully community-operated Internet service provider. It's called Nextlight. And it didn’t happen overnight.

18 More Colorado local governments voted for city-run Internet by Karl Bode, Motherboard 

Loveland council re-votes on broadband, will build network without public vote by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald



Regional broadband conference in Connecticut on Thursday, November 8, Broadband Breakfast



City of Opelika and Point Broadband finalize sale of OPS ONE today, Opelika Observer



Getting rural broadband rolling, WTHI-TV

EDC explores countywide broadband by Bill Rethlake Daily News



How the Internet became less free, Bangor Daily News



Lake Connections receives 4 bids by Jamey Malcomb, Lake County News Chronicle



Microsoft aims to bring Internet to rural Montana by Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune


North Carolina

Tech on Tap: Wilson, NC & Greenlight Community Broadband, WRAL TechWire



Augusta supervisors to vote on state broadband grant applications by Bob Stuart, The News Virginia 



Grant program offering pre-application for broadband to Wyoming communities, KGWN



FCC Commissioner slams San Jose mayor for not approving 5G cells… then slams him for approving them by Kieren McCarthy, The Register

It's not clear whether Carr's argument is that 86 cell sites haven't really been approved (they have) or that they have been approved but because they weren't approved earlier is proof that San Jose's approach doesn't work – even though it clearly is working because lots have been approved. Or have they? (Yes, they have.)


Rosenworcel proposes 'homework gap fund' to address digital disparity in K-12 districts by Ryan Johnston, EdScoop

Net neutrality-opposing, big telecom-backed Marsha Blackburn wins senate seat by Kaleigh Rogers, Motherboard