Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 14


Editorial: Internet’s future rests on California’s defense of net neutrality law, Mercury News 




Initiative seeks to boost conditions in region by Marco Cartolano, Journal-Courier 



Waterloo, Iowa, to consider municipal broadband project by Tim Johnson, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier



Rep. Barrett says lifting line fees would speed municipal broadband, but utilities likely to hang tight to this revenue stream by Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

Before fiber-optic cable can be strung on utility poles, space for new telecommunications lines must be prepared in a costly process known as "make ready."

Make that pole space ready for free, says state Rep. John Barrett III, D-North Adams.

"The make-ready costs are ridiculous," he said. "That's really a game-breaker."

Williamstown researching potential for municipal broadband by Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires



CU fiber optics expansion will benefit community by Joe Reynolds, Springfield News-Leader



Bozeman Fiber considers what’s next for local broadband by Katheryn Houghton, Bozeman Daily Chronicle



New York

Delgado spotlights need to expand rural broadband access, WRGB 

NY: Too many lack broadband access by Joe Mahoney, Press Republican 


North Carolina

Chatham County residents desperate for high-speed Internet access by Jonah Kaplan ABC 11 News 



Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative receives $2.5 million ARC POWER Initiative broadband infrastructure grant, Gallipolis Daily Tribune 

To the editor: Don’t tax electric co-ops closing digital divide by Patrick O’Loughlin, The Blade



Oregon’s net neutrality law gives partial victory from federal ruling, The Register Guard



Broadband access isn't just a rural issue. We need a national solution by Francella Ochillo and Angela Siefer, Tennessean 



Sprint T-Mobile merger opponents ask FCC for new comment period by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor