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Posted October 15, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

California

Fiber optic master plan proceeds in San Leandro by Christine Book, Smart & Resilient Cities 

 

Georgia

Georgia’s rural woes a big problem awaiting next governor by Max Blau, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Massachusetts

Councilor starts online petition about the need for municipal broadband by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder

 

Minnesota

Broadband a high priority for economic development by Keith Vandervort, The Timberjay (requires subscription)

 

North Carolina 

Wilson’s Gig East forum to explore future of work, innovation by Shannon Cuthrell, WRAL Techwire

“Gig East has become a forum for us to discuss emerging technology and the opportunities it presents for micropolitan communities. We are proud to be hosting our third annual event, bringing together the Triangle and Wilson communities for shared discussion.”

 

South Carolina 

South Carolina public-private partnership makes economic case for broadband by Colin Demarest, Aiken Standard

Nearly 12,000 Aiken County residents lack access to even the most basic Internet service, according to a connectivity study presented in September during a Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum.

 

Ohio

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Posted October 8, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arizona

Internet on the range: Rural residents suffer with lack of broadband options by Wendy Howell, Williams News

 

California

Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica 

The FCC and DOJ claim that California's net neutrality law conflicts with the federal government's deregulatory policy for broadband. California argues that the FCC gave up its authority to regulate broadband and therefore cannot preempt states from regulating the industry.

The federal government and California are officially at war over net neutrality by April Glaser, Slate

Justice department sues to block California net neutrality law by Klint Finley, Wired

Expanded access to Wi-Fi is a keystone in San Leandro, Calif.'s smart city plan by Skip Descant, GovTech

Connections and advantages of the digital world elude rural California by Deborah Kollars 

 

Georgia

Georgia tackles broadband expansion and local control by Tasnim Shamma, WABE

Grantville eyeing city-wide Internet system by Winston Skinner, The Newnan Times Herald 

 

Idaho

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Posted October 1, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Georgia

Regional meeting coming in October for rural broadband by Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Standard Journal 

 

Kentucky

Rural digital divide two-fold problem for KY, Kentucky News Connection 

 

Massachusetts

Springfield explores fiber-optic Internet system but winces at potential $50 million cost by Peter Goonan, MassLive

 

Minnesota 

Real hope for rural broadband on the Iron Range by Aaron J. Brown, Hibbing Daily Tribune 

 

North Carolina

Botetourt County to take next steps in increasing broadband access following end of summit by Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times

Avery receives grant to expand broadband in country by Brian Miller, GoBlueRidge.net 

 

Pennsylvania

Pa. Utility Commission wants to know: How fast is your Internet? by Brian C. Rittmeyer, TribLive

 

Tennessee

Commission considers broadband options by Autumn Hughes, Cleveland Daily Banner 

Dickson Co. applies for grants: Broadband, library could benefit by Chris Gadd, Nashville Tennessean

 

Texas

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Posted September 24, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

Indiana

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 

 

Maine

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

 

Minnesota

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.

Missouri

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 

 

Oklahoma 

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

Florida

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

 

Georgia

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

 

Kentucky

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

 

Massachusetts 

Springfield council hears arguments for community broadband by Barry Kriger, WLLP.com  

 

Minnesota

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

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Posted September 10, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arizona

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

 

California

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.

 

Idaho

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

 

Maine

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

 

Maryland

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Posted September 3, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alabama

FiberRise and electric cooperatives partner with ADTRAN to power up rural markets with gig services, Citizen Tribune

 

California

Verizon throttled California firefighters’ Internet speeds amid blaze (they were out of data) by Matt Stevens, The New York Times

 

Colorado 

Erie to place muni broadband on November ballot, possibly joining Boulder County neighbors by Anthony Hahn, DailyCamera

J.P. Morgan to underwrite Loveland's broadband utility by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald

New executive director for connection broadband utility presents at City Council by Matt Bailey, Rocky Mountain Collegian 

 

Illinois

Broadband for a country mile: Federal funds will help close the digital divide between Sauk Valley’s rural and urban areas by Pam Eggmeier, SaukValley.com

 

Indiana

Estimation of the net benefits of Indiana statewide adoption of rural broadband, Purdue University Center for Regional Development

The report finds that for each dollar invested in rural broadband, $4 will go back into the economy through increased tax revenue and healthcare savings. The...

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Posted August 27, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arkansas 

In Arkansas, “digital redlining” could leave thousands without healthcare by Sarah Holder, CityLab

 

California

Long Beach residents encouraged to participate in City’s digital-inclusion survey by the City of Long Beach, Signal Tribune

Preliminary Long Beach survey results show Latinos least likely to have home Internet access by Hayley Munguia, Press-Telegram

 

Colorado

The future of healthcare isn’t possible without rural high-speed Internet by Brandon S. Thompson, Western Slope Now

 

Florida

City, UF to launch wi-fi for Porters, Depot Park by Andrew Caplan, Gainesville Sun 

 

Indiana

Crouch announces new Director of Broadband Opportunities, Washington Times-Herald

State details pilot broadband grant program by Andy Ober, Inside Indiana Business 

Rural broadband at center of new state position by Alex Brown, Inside Indiana Business

 

Maine

Sanford NetFiber project underway by Shawn P. Sullivan, York County Coast Star 

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Posted August 20, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

California is trying to pass a net neutrality bill — and broadband providers are trying to gut it by Ro Khanna, Los Angeles Times

 

Illinois

Illinois forms council to get seniors and low-income residents online by Colin Wood, StateScoop

 

Maine

Commentary: Market forces can’t be allowed to further widen Maine’s digital divide by Larry Sterrs, Susan Corbett and Nick Battista, Press Herald

 

Massachusetts

Starry launches pilot program with Boston Housing Authority to expand affordable Internet access by Sarah Wells, TechCrunch

 

Michigan 

Gov. Rick Snyder unveils plan to provide broadband access to every corner of Michigan, Fox 47 News

 

Minnesota 

‘The community is the company’ A review of Spring Grove Communications, Spring Grove Herald

“The more successful the community is, the more successful the company will be,” General Manager/CEO Jill Fishbaugher said. “We need to do our part in the relationship.”

 

New York

Lawmakers irked over broadband updates — again by Pete Demola, The Sun

 

North Carolina

How this small mountain town got Internet access by Lilly Knoepp, Blue Ridge Public Radio

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Posted August 13, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

How Silicon Valley can use community input to bridge the big broadband gap by Mohammad Shakouri and Jon Walton, Silicon Valley Business Journal

 

Georgia

The promise and reality of Google Fiber by Jim Burress, Marketplace

 

Iowa

Williamsburg plans Aug. 14 community meeting by Brian Rathjen, Iowa City Press-Citizen

 

Kentucky

Leaders define top priorities for Paducah’s strategic plan by Chris Yu, WPSD Local 6 

 

Maine

SandfordNet Fiber broadband project has started by Tammy Wells, Journal Times 

 

Montana

Narrowing the rural school digital divide by Myers Reece, Flathead Beacon 

 

 

New York

Charter Communications fallout: State regulators urged to tread lightly by Daniel Axelrod, Times Herald-Record

Charter Spectrum has less than two months to find new service provider for customers, Binghamton Homepage 

 

North Carolina

Officials seek RFP for broadband expansion by Cliff Bellamy, The Daily Dispatch 

 

Pennsylvania

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