Community Broadband Media Roundup - November 19


Resilient rural communities built on upgraded infrastructure, faster broadband for all by Kevin Cann, California Economic Summit

Oxnard seeks input from local businesses as part of fiber optics plan by Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star



Colorado voters continue to opt out of state's protectionist, ISP-written broadband law by Karl Bode, TechDirt

The stark voter approval again highlights how issues like better broadband and net neutrality aren't actually partisan in the real world. ISP policy folks just like to pretend otherwise to sow division, hamstring consent, and stall meaningful reform. 



WiredWest retools to advance last-mile broadband plans by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle

For Drawe, who helped steer the group through crisis in 2015 and 2016, it always made sense for small towns to find strength together — and not leave the many chores of actually managing a network to communities where officials, most of them volunteers, have limited expertise and time.



Internet service in Marshall was slow, so the city built its own fiber-optic network by Kalea Hall, Battle Creek Enquirer



Is high-speed Internet service a state law change away for rural Mississippi?, Mississippi Clarion Ledger


North Dakota


How did North Dakota become the crown jewel of the Internet in the midwest? by Nick Thieme, New America



Virginia state senators announce funding to bring broadband access to eastern shore, WBOC 16

Botetourt County hires consultant to draft broadband expansion plan by Alison Graham, Roanoke Times



Speakers discuss barriers, solutions to statewide broadband by Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle



The new frontier in protecting broadband privacy by Eric Null, Slate

Without the FCC’s broadband privacy rules in place, there are no rules on the books protecting consumers from misuse of their information collected by their broadband provider.  

$91 million in USDA rural broadband funding awarded in 12 states by Carl Weinschenk, Telecompetitor

Neighborly enters muni broadband market with ambitious accelerator project by Theo Douglas, GovTech