Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 9


Connexion launches broadband services, announces prices by Marshall Dunham, Collegian 

Municipal broadband wins and Comcast fails scoring 1Gbps Internet service for $60 per month by Brandon Hill, Hot Hardware

“The cruel irony of the digital divide” in Colorado: Urban poor are left behind even as access, technology improves by Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun

“Almost all (public) subsidies are going to households with zero access as opposed to households with zero money,” said Mitchell, who works on digital-divide issues. “The political dynamic is that there are no opponents to working on rural broadband. … If you start to look into investing in broadband for lower-income users, you make the cable companies nervous because it increases competition.”



With broadband, Lakeland must be wary of ‘experts’ by Katie Kienbaum, Herald-Tribune



KentuckyWired broadband project completed in Eastern Kentucky, WYMT



Town of Oakland launches broadband survey to determine technological needs of community by Elaine Theriault-Currier, Bangor Daily News



Manistee County awarded $13 M for rural broadband, Manistee News Advocate



Feeding innovation in greater Minnesota, broadband-powered technology discussions by Alison Durheim, KEYC 12



As Presley presses for action, 4-County explores offering broadband at its pace by Isabelle Altman, The Dispatch 

“(Member-owned electric cooperative) is the only model that will ever in your lifetime serve our rural citizens with the same quality of service as bigger cities have," Presley told a group of about 15 citizens at a public meeting at Mississippi University for Women Thursday night. "It will not happen any other way." 



Kendra Chamberlain: Missouri’s battleground for community broadband by Kendra Chamberlain, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Missouri’s sweeping agriculture zones and low-density communities have been largely ignored by private telecom companies, and fixed wireless or satellite are the only broadband options for many of the residents in these areas. Due to lack of access to broadband, the FCC awarded $254.7 million to Missouri telecom providers during the 2018 Connect America Fund auction — more than any other state.


North Carolina

Going the last mile by Tom Campbell, Daily Journal 


South Carolina 

Berkeley County wants residents’ help finding out how many are lacking Internet by Mary Katherine Wildeman, Post and Courier



Disconnected and dejected: After two decades of resident complaints, Loudoun County considering rural broadband investment by Nathaniel Cline, Loudoun Times-Mirror 



U.S. Rep. Larsen meets with Anacortes officials about fiber optics,



Why survey estimates of the number of Americans online don’t always agree by Arnold Lau, Pew Research Center