City and county launch municipal broadband survey by Jim Morekis, Connect Savannah
County's broadband speeds rank fourth-worst in MN by Marie Johnson, Perham Focus
RS Fiber: A new rural Internet cooperative by Scott Carlson and Christopher Mitchell, Broadband Communities Magazine
Rochester City Council needs to act on municipal broadband by Jim Jensen, Rochester Post Bulletin
WCA enters partnership to bring smart growth and gigabit broadband to Westchester by Broadband Providers Magazine
Community broadband advocates butt heads with North Carolina officials on best path forward by Alex Koma and Colin Wood, StateScoop
North Carolina lawmakers could soon help close the divide in high-quality broadband access between the state’s urban and rural areas. By reversing policies restricting cooperatives, and local governments from offering internet service, citizens could gain new broadband options, according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a group that advocates for municipal networks.
The city that was saved by the Internet by Jason Koebler, Motherboard Vice
Here's how many Austinites still don't have Internet access; push is on to get them connected by Colin Pope, Austin Business Journal
Seattleites plan to march on City Hall really, really slowly to protest poor Internet service by Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire
Is Internet access a social justice issue? by Reagan Jackson, Seattle Globalist
Slow speed protest in Seattle highlights complaints of slow but expensive Internet service by Connie Thompson, KOMO News
AT&T and Time Warner reveal merger to create ISP, TV, and media giant by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
Digital divide persists, largely due to price, NTIA finds by Gary Arlen, MultiChannel News
The price of Internet access remains the primary reason for not using broadband, cited by 24% of respondents in 2015, somewhat lower than earlier this decade, but at about the same level as in 2001.
Stand-alone broadband: Will rural users still pay twice what urban users pay? by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor
ILSR researchers find 63 gigabit deployments by cooperatives by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor
Forging the fiber future by Todd O'Boyle, Medium
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