More data needed to bridge digital divide, expand high-speed Internet by Laurel Morales, Arizona Public Media
We have options right here in Nevada County by Erika Kosina, The Union
Waterloo taps consultant to explore city broadband system by Tim Jamison, The Courier
Closer look: State broadband director shares plans to bridge the digital divide by Candace Wheeler, WABE
A new report shows that the rural broadband situation in Georgia is worse than first thought by Devin Johnson, WJBF
A regional conversation: The future of broadband in your community, Bangor Daily News
Sidewalk study, broadband report dominate selectmen’s agenda by Joseph Charpentier, Boothbay Register
The digital divide: The lack of sufficient broadband Internet access in ConVal towns by Abbe Hamilton, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
“Towns that don’t have broadband aren’t going to attract any new families,” said Chris Lynch of Matrix Design Group.
He described a lack of broadband as a “death cycle” for a town, as it prevents the influx of new residents and discourages high school graduates from making a living in the area. Despite this, many attendees expressed frustration with the lack of options and progress towards faster Internet.
County to lease broadband fiber infrastructure by George Willoughby, Courier-Times
Broadband expansion further looked into by Mike Reuther, Sun-Gazette
Business connections: North Central representatives talk 'Broadband and Business' by Elaine Haskins, Courier Express
South Dakota works to get ahead on digital divide and rural Internet deserts by Greg Dean, Argus Leader
American Fork City Council moves ahead with plan for public fiber Internet network by Jeremy Harris, KUTV
Wifi wires will run through water pipes in northern Washington town by John Ryan, KUOW
Berkeley County to invite public-private partnership proposals to improve broadband service by Matthew Umstead, Herald Mail Media
Commission applies for broadband planning grant by Dylan Vindovich, Logan Banner
When people don’t have the internet at home or are unsure how to use digital tools, they turn to their local library--no matter where they are in the country. Librarians are at the forefront of understanding our digital divide, and they know it’s far more complicated than having, or not having, internet.
Moving backwards: Consolidation, deregulation & lack of accountability in the US media and broadband industries by Gigi Sohn, Benton Institute
Rosenworcel calls T-Mobile/Sprint merger review process ‘bonkers’ by Monica Alleven, FierceWireless
“This review has been bonkers. It’s been crazy,” she told reporters after the commission’s open meeting on Thursday. “Our colleagues agreed to this transaction without having before them any legal analysis, engineering analysis or economic analysis.”