Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 10


Think your Internet service is slower than advertised? You're not alone by Agnel Philip, Arizona Republic



Calix ConneXions 2018 expands program to highlight the power of broadband for utility and municipal operators, Calix Inc.

California is leading the state-by-state fight for net neutrality by Karl Bode, The Verge

California sends FCC-defying net neutrality law to governor's desk by Sebastian Martinez Valdivia, NewsChannel5

I live 50 miles from Silicon Valley and I can’t get broadband access by Heather McDougal, Public Knowledge

We are among millions of Americans shut off from the Internet because of poor infrastructure and low incentives for broadband providers to build out to less populated areas. That’s why more than 17 consumer and rural advocate organizations launched the Broadband Connects America (BCA) coalition today.



Initiative will speed up Internet in rural Idaho by Brian Walker, The Coeur d'Alene Press



Boothbay hosting special selectmen’s meeting on broadband options by Bill Pearson, Boothbay Register

ADTRAN enables Maine’s first nonprofit broadband utility to build open-access fiber optic network, Business Wire



Baltimore public housing residents given tablets, Internet connection under initiative to connect more online by Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun



With no municipal Internet seen on horizon, users turn to patchwork of smaller initiatives by Jessica Lau, Cambridge Day  



County broadband investment pays off by Brielle Bredsten, Aitkin Age



FCC: 95,000 rural Missouri homes and businesses will soon get broadband Internet by Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader


New Hampshire

Authority on the economic impact of broadband to speak at Keene summit, NH Business Review


New York

Albany, N.Y., council calls for second look into city-owned Internet by Amanda Fries, Times Union


North Carolina

Governor calls for improved cybersecurity, broadband access in North Carolina by Theo Douglas, GovTech



Tenn. power co-op and ISP use new state law to add broadband (podcast) by Craig Settles, Daily Yonder

By tapping into an existing network, Middle Tennessee Electric immediately gains access to United’s fiber without having to build their own system. The power company can use the fiber to create a smart grid to manage their electrical distribution system. United can simultaneously start bringing their power customers on line as broadband users. Also, there may be federal and state grants that can underwrite the cost for the smart grid.



Fiber forward: Despite administrative delays, county makes progress on broadband project by Amber Galaviz, Orange County Review



Anacortes, Wash., to break ground on $12M in fiber projects by Julia Grace-Sanders, GovTech


West Virginia

Community meetings set for broadband expansion in Tazewell County by Charles Owens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph



Millions could lose cheap phone service under FCC’s overhaul of Lifeline by Ryan Barwick, ArsTechnica

YouTube, Netflix videos found to be slowed by wireless carriers by Olga Kharif, Bloomberg

A new accelerator for community-owned broadband networks by Dave Nyczepir, RouteFifty

How the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium won $186 Million in CAF II funding for gigabit broadband by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor

Modernizing CPNI rules by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

FCC can define markets with only one ISP as “competitive,” court rules by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

NCTA, others push for senate version of rural broadband funding by John Eggerton, Multichannel News

Libraries are filling the homework gap as students head back to school, BroadbandUSA

Consumer groups launch Broadband Connects America coalition to end digital divide by Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge