Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 29


Loveland council to vote on bond issue, business plan for municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald



Coming together in the pursuit of bringing broadband to rural Hoosiers by Eric Pfeiffer, Hoosier Ag Today 



Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald

Roughly 15 percent of Maine residents still don’t have access to broadband service as defined by the federal standard of at least 25 megabits per second download and 3 Mbps upload, said Peggy Schaffer, who runs the Maine Broadband Coalition, an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and private individuals seeking to improve broadband access in the state.



Lyndon Township’s broadband infrastructure well on its way to construction phase, except for an endangered species by Lynne Beauchamp, The Sun Times News



Area projects continue to make progress, KEDA Board discusses by Whitney Jackson, International Falls Journal

Accessing the future: Local providers work to provide Internet access to rural Minnesota by Emily Carlson, The Daily Journal

“If you ask economic developers what are the three ways to get young people to their communities it’s the three B’s-- beers, bikes and broadband.” 



Fast track, Rutland Herald

Cable and telecom groups sue Vermont by Xander Landen, VTDigger



High-speed Internet for low-income households price tag roughly $170 million by Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal



FCC leaders say we need a 'national mission' to fix rural broadband by Marguerite Reardon, CNET

How to solve the rural broadband problem? Fix the maps, CNET

Why rural areas can't catch a break on speedy broadband by Marguerite Reardon, CNET

"The argument is that we will see more deployment in rural locations.”... “But I don't believe that we have evidence that suggests that's happening. Instead, what we have are more companies with more rights to block and censor content online, and that's not good for any of us."

FCC 3.5 GHz band license changes will make closing the rural digital divide more difficult by Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge

Worst connected cities 2017, National Digital Inclusion Alliance 

3 states try to help the FCC kill net neutrality and preempt state laws by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have Internet at all by Shara Tibken, CNET

Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide by Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin, PEW