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Posted December 3, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

Centennial aims for future with fiber-optic backbone by John Aguilar, The Denver Post

Broadband grant application withdrawn, YVEA announces plans for Craig buildout, Craig Press

 

Florida

Clermont, Fla., to expand public Internet access downtown by Roxanne Brown, Daily Commercial

 

Indiana

Timing right to expand broadband by Erica Quinlan, AgriNews Publication

 

Iowa

City begins search for Internet solutions by Michael Crumb, Ames Tribune

City council looks at Internet service issues, discusses public Internet option by Talon Delaney, Iowa State Daily 

 

Maine

Ellsworth broadband speeds still have some catching up to do by Kate Cough, The Ellsworth American 

Fast Internet is critical for nearly every aspect of life in the 21st century. Hospitals require it for electronic medical records and telehealth; schoolchildren need it for homework and research, businesses use it for sales and inventory. Seniors may take advantage of virtual health care to be able to stay in their homes. But access across the country is not equal, leading to what is often called “the digital divide.”

 

Ohio

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Posted November 26, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

Napa County worried about spotty cell, Internet service, especially in emergencies by Barry Eberling, Napa Valley Register

 

Georgia

Muni broadband provider Dalton Utilities/OptiLink launches $80 gigabit broadband by Phil Britt, Telecompetitor

 

Iowa

FCC says satellite connectivity is good enough for rural Iowans. It’s not. by Katie Kienbaum, Des Moines Register

In more than 10 years of working with communities to improve Internet access, we have never found a household that chooses satellite when they have a wired option for broadband. But the FCC wants to claim that the 1 million Iowans who have a cable monopoly and one or two satellite options live in a thriving market.

 

Maine

Cumberland County picks consultant to develop broadband ‘playbook’ by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald 

 

North Carolina

Franklin County names consultant for broadband master plan by Casey Fabris, The Roanoke Times

 

Rhode Island

Pieces falling together for broadband by Lars Trodson, Block Island Times

 

Virginia

County looks to bring broadband to rural communities by Jason Dunovant, The Franklin News Post

 

Wisconsin

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Posted November 19, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

Resilient rural communities built on upgraded infrastructure, faster broadband for all by Kevin Cann, California Economic Summit

Oxnard seeks input from local businesses as part of fiber optics plan by Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star

 

Colorado 

Colorado voters continue to opt out of state's protectionist, ISP-written broadband law by Karl Bode, TechDirt

The stark voter approval again highlights how issues like better broadband and net neutrality aren't actually partisan in the real world. ISP policy folks just like to pretend otherwise to sow division, hamstring consent, and stall meaningful reform. 

 

Massachusetts

WiredWest retools to advance last-mile broadband plans by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle

For Drawe, who helped steer the group through crisis in 2015 and 2016, it always made sense for small towns to find strength together — and not leave the many chores of actually managing a network to communities where officials, most of them volunteers, have limited expertise and time.

 

Michigan

Internet service in Marshall was slow, so the city built its own fiber-optic network by Kalea Hall, Battle Creek Enquirer

 

Mississippi

Is high-speed Internet service a state law change away for rural Mississippi?, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

 

North Dakota

 

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Posted November 12, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

Why San Jose kids do homework in parking lots by Sam Liccardo, New York Times

This year, we approved landmark deals with several carriers that called for San Jose to facilitate rapid permitting and installation of thousands of small cells — the largest deployment of them in the nation. In exchange, the companies agreed to pay millions of dollars into a Digital Inclusion Fund to pay for broadband connectivity in low-income neighborhoods.

 

Colorado

Editorial: Loveland should move forward with broadband, Reporter Herald 

Loveland city attorney: No conflict for Fogle on municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, 

Reporter-Herald

Aurora voters pave way for municipal broadband service by Nicole Brady, ABC 7 Denver

Aurora joins more than 90 other Colorado municipalities that have opted out of the state law. Only Longmont has a fully community-operated Internet service provider. It's called Nextlight. And it didn’t happen overnight.

18 More Colorado local governments voted for city-run Internet by Karl Bode, Motherboard 

Loveland council re-votes on broadband, will build network without public vote by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald

 

Connecticut

Regional broadband conference in Connecticut on Thursday, November 8, Broadband Breakfast

 

Florida

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Posted November 5, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

In San Leandro, we are building on public broadband investment for a brighter future by Corina Lopez, National League of Cities

In order to close the digital divide for all residents and further unleash economic growth, federal and state governments must invest more in broadband infrastructure of all kinds, including both fiber and wireless. Furthermore, we will need federal officials and their state counterparts to cease preemptive legislative trends that have tied cities’ hands and prevented public or public-private solutions from taking root. 

 

Colorado

More than half of Longmont has signed up for NextLight, and private Internet providers have reacted by Sam Lounsberry, Times-Call 

 

Idaho

Idaho Falls residents weigh cost/benefits of fiber network by Ryan Suppe, Post Register

 

Minnesota

Tina Smith talks drug prices, healthcare, broadband by Nathan Bowe, DL Online

Ely Broadband Coalition looking for more grant projects by Keith Vandervort, The TimberJay

 

Oregon

Details emerging on broadband network plans by Richard Hanners, Blue Mountain Eagle

Municipal broadband now before Portland City Council, NW Labor Press

 

Tennessee

Organization aims to bring community-owned rural broadband Internet to Sevier County by  Candice Fitzgibbons,...

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Posted October 29, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

Loveland council to vote on bond issue, business plan for municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald

 

Indiana

Coming together in the pursuit of bringing broadband to rural Hoosiers by Eric Pfeiffer, Hoosier Ag Today 

 

Maine

Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald

Roughly 15 percent of Maine residents still don’t have access to broadband service as defined by the federal standard of at least 25 megabits per second download and 3 Mbps upload, said Peggy Schaffer, who runs the Maine Broadband Coalition, an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and private individuals seeking to improve broadband access in the state.

 

Michigan

Lyndon Township’s broadband infrastructure well on its way to construction phase, except for an endangered species by Lynne Beauchamp, The Sun Times News

 

Minnesota

Area projects continue to make progress, KEDA Board discusses by Whitney Jackson, International Falls Journal

Accessing the future: Local providers work to provide Internet access to rural Minnesota by Emily Carlson, The Daily Journal

“If you ask economic developers what are the three ways to get young people to their communities it’s the...

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Posted October 22, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alabama

Opelika to sell OPS ONE in $14 million deal by Lily Jackson, O-A News 

 

Arkansas

Rural Americans struggle with poor broadband access by Theresa Krug, VOA

 

Iowa

Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide by Lyz Lenz, Columbia Journalism Review

Center For Rural Affairs study: parts of state still lack high-speed Internet By Matt Kelley, RadioIowa

"We know as agriculture changes, as manufacturing changes, consistently we see micro-entrepreneurs and small business creation as being a key element to employment and strong economies in rural areas,” Hladik says. “Frankly, today, having broadband and high-speed Internet is essential to a successful business.”

 

Kansas

Kansas legislators push FCC to fix broadband subsidy shortfall by John Eggerton, Multichannel News

 

Massachusetts

CEL brings high–speed service to the city by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder

 

Missouri 

Co-Mo wins support for broadband expansion, Lake News Online

The funding will be used to support the current efforts of Co-Mo Connect and to fulfill the hopes of many who weren’t going to see broadband in their area without us.

Chinn: High-speed Internet crucial to attract next-generation Missouri farmers by Brian Hauswirth, Fourstates Home Page

 

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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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