Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 17



Ocala, Florida’s fiber delivering for decades by Lisa Gonzalez for ILSR, National League of Cities 



Georgia falling behind in the move to bring broadband-like service to rural areas by Charlie Harper, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 



Beshear: high-quality broadband Internet essential economic infrastructure for Kentucky small businesses, skilled workforce by Andy Beshear, BereaOnline 

Broadband Internet expansion proposed by Jennifer Peryam Georgetown News-Graphic



Springfield council hears arguments for community broadband by Barry Kriger,  



Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica


New York

Nonprofit offers to serve as broadband conduit by Pete Demola, The Sun 


North Carolina

Grant to expand broadband access in county by Carl Blankenship, Avery Journal


West Virginia

Broadband access project will help Southwest Virginia, Bluefield West Virginia

W.Va. residents, businesses continue to languish in broadband desert by Charlie Dennie, The State Journal



O’Rielly suggests reverse auction for $600 Million USDA e-connectivity pilot by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor


Non-profits push back against Big Cable's bumpkin broadband blueprint for America by Kieren McCarthy, The Register

Will electric co-ops close the digital divide? by Dave Nyczepir, RouteFifty

FCC inaccurately collects data on broadband access in tribal lands by Kate Patrick, Inside Sources 

Surprise! Wireless ISPs throttle video streaming by Nathaniel Mott, Tom’s Hardware 

About a quarter of rural Americans say access to high-speed Internet is a major problem by Monica Anderson, Pew Research Center

FCC releases form 477 data on broadband deployment, Federal Communications Commission

A rising threat to the Internet: water by Carol Barford, FastCompany

Consumer, tech and civil rights groups form Broadband Connects America coalition, Telecompaper (requires subscription)

Planning a hospital strategy for broadband, telehealth expansion by Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence

FCC speed tests for ISPs by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

How new FCC rollbacks could cut off rural Americans from the Internet by Mack DeGeurin, New York Magazine

INSIGHT: Congress needs to put the net neutrality debate to rest to help close the digital divide by Hon. Rick Boucher, Sidley & Austin LLP, Bloomberg Law

US govt confirms FCC's broadband speeds and feeds stats are garbage by Kieren McCarthy, The Register