Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 24



How technology and innovation can transform the classroom by Matt Prusiecki, Inside Indiana Business

Digital divide: College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds, Indiana University 



St. John Valley broadband initiative seeks input from businesses, residents, Mainebiz



Renville County broadband project on track for June completion by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune

The state's Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program awarded a $865,000 grant for the Renville County portion of the project. The grant calls for providing service to 193 underserved households, 99 underserved businesses and three community anchor institutions.


North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission introduces “AquaSmart” broadband Internet, KTTN News


New York

Broadband public meetings needed, The Sun Community News


North Carolina

Telecom operation is growing by Jule Hubbard, Wilkes Journal-Patriot 



Stillwater exploring feasibility for new broadband network by Beau Simmons, Stillwater News Press 



Community talks challenges for high-speed Internet access by Julianne Hodges, Elgin Courier 



Botetourt County to host rural broadband summit next week by Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times



Private monopolies failed to deliver fiber. Now it’s time for municipal broadband. By Don McIntosh,  

Fiber project could mean big changes for northern Washington by Julia Grace-Sanders, Skagit Valley Herald

“If we have reliable, high-speed Internet access throughout the town that private providers can then tap into and feed into our residences and businesses, then existing businesses will have another tool in their toolbox to perform more efficiently, effectively and rapidly,” he said.

West Virginia

Broadband meeting first step in lengthy process to help community by Nicki Skinner, Mountain Statesman 




Despite data caps and throttling, industry says mobile can replace home Internet by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

NTCA Smart Rural Community Awards made to 13 rural broadband providers by Phil Britt, Telecompetitor