Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 21


Who gets access to fast broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County 2014-17 by Hernan Galperin, Thai Le, and Kurt Daum, USC Annenberg 



Broadband lights up West County prospects by Michael Cox, Montrose Daily Press



Lakeland wants to build a broadband network by Bradley George, WUSF



The city with the best fiber-optic network in America might surprise you by Jay Woodruff, Fast Company 



As Iowa works for broadband, reality of situation is murky by Rod Boshart, The Gazette 

Editorial: Waterloo behind on broadband, The Courier 



Garrett works to bring broadband to more residents, Cumberland Times-News



Monticello receives prestigious award for broadband leadership by Jeffrey Hage, Monticello Times

Senator Tina Smith spends time diving deep on broadband and rural economics by Jess Gorman, Advocate Tribune 

Broadband struggles in greater Minnesota, PBS



Missouri’s battleground for community broadband by Kendra Chamberlain, The Salem News

Municipal and county governments are barred by state law from offering broadband service, leaving residents with few options in the state’s more rural areas. Still, electric cooperatives that provide electricity to many of the rural communities have stepped up and taken the initiative in providing high-speed broadband to their co-op members.



Allo, city of Lincoln, providing free Internet to 75 nonprofits by Jared Austin, 1011Now


New Hampshire

More region towns looking to strike deals for better broadband by Meg McIntyre Sentinel Source 



GVEC awarded ‘Community Broadband Project of the Year,’ by Herald-Zeitung 



Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica



Connected communities need broadband for future growth, Clayton County Register

Superior committee approves funding for broadband plan by Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram 

“Fiber optic is obviously going to be the future, I believe,” Councilor Craig Sutherland said. “My opinion, I think we have to prepare for it, and I think our city can greatly benefit from creating this infrastructure, not only for our constituents to use, but for our public safety sectors to use that as well. It seems like cities are going this route.”



Rep. introduces new broadband mapping bills, MeriTalk

Why fiber is vastly superior to cable and 5G by Bennett Cyphers and Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Connecting communities with high-performance broadband by Jon Sallet, Benton Institute