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Posted August 14, 2017 by Nick

Colorado

Fort Collins broadband faces long road ahead by Kevin Duggan, The Coloradoan

Fort Collins voters are a step closer to deciding whether the city may provide high-speed internet service to homes and businesses.

However, there are a lot more steps to be taken before the proposed service becomes a reality.

 

Florida

Commissioner Justin Troller says he will push for action on Lakeland broadband service by Christopher Guinn, The Ledger

 

Kansas

Gigabit City Summit shines national spotlight on KC Smart City by Meghan LeVota, Startland News

 

Michigan

Lyndon Township broadband vote passes two to one by Ben Fineman, Michigan Broadband Cooperative

 

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Broadband economic benefits: Why invest in broadband infrastructure and adoption? by Roberto Gallardo and Mark Rembert, The Daily Yonder

Maybe Americans don't need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn objected to several aspects of the notice of inquiry, including the failure to increase the home Internet speed benchmark and the consideration of mobile as a replacement for home Internet service.

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Posted August 7, 2017 by Nick

California

LA's lack of high-speed Internet options hinders students, studies show by Jason McGahan, LA Weekly

 

Colorado

Atteberry: Reliable Internet necessary for Fort Collins' future by Darin Atteberry, The Coloradoan

In today’s digital economy, reliable, high-speed access is a necessity, not only for the tech industry, but also for our health care systems, educational institutions, and thousands of other companies and their employees who work here.

 

Maine

For Maine islands, Internet means opportunity by Fred Bever, National Public Radio

Belfast to develop a community technology plan by FreePress Online

 

North Carolina

Rural broadband: How long must Orange County wait? by Bonnie Hauser, Durham Herald Sun

 

General

Cable lobby claims US is totally overflowing in broadband competition by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Connecting across the digital divide by KBIA Editor

Broadband & healthcare - just what the doctor ordered by Craig Settles, The Daily... Read more

Posted July 31, 2017 by Nick

Colorado

Longmont's success leads to dozens of followers: When is 'crazy fast' Internet coming to your town? by Jason Gruenauer, The Denver Channel WGBH-7

The city built an entire fiber grid network that now has the potential to connect every residence and business in the area to 1-gigabit internet speeds. 

For comparison, the FCC considers anything that is 25 megabits per second or faster to be "high speed." One gigabit per second is 40 times that.

 

Indiana

Broadband expansion vote for downtown Holland postponed until Aug. 2 by Sidney Smith, Holland Sentinel

 

Maryland

Atlantic Broadband extends fiber network to support emergency response in Maryland by Bevin Fletcher, CED Magazine

 

North Carolina

Fibrant in focus: Story of Wilson's, Salisbury's fiber optic networks a 'tale of two cities' by Josh Bergeron, The Salisbury Post

Connecting to what matters by Laura Mitchell, Wilkes Journal Patriot

Guests on the show included Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, who weighed in on circumstances surrounding those 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas lacking broadband access, compared with 4 percent of those living in cities, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

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Posted July 24, 2017 by Nick

California

The race is on for better Internet service in some areas of the High Desert by Rene Ray De La Cruz, VVDailyPress.com

 

Colorado

Could Fort Collins run with the big dogs of Internet service? by Kevin Duggan, The Coloradoan

Muni could pave way to high-speed fiber broadband by Tim Schoechle, Boulder Daily Camera

Longmont's NextLight Internet service wins national award by Karen Antonacci, Boulder Daily Camera

 

Connecticut

Editorial: Hartford's homework gap by Hartford Courant Staff

 

Georgia

EMC: HEMC's growing business model includes fiber optics, broadband by Northeast Georgian Staff 4-Traders

 

Michigan

Broadband expansion in downtown Holland to be approved by city council by Sentinel Staff, Holland Sentinel

 

Missouri

New fiber-optics Internet service coming to Callaway by Jenny Gray, Jefferson City News Tribune

 

North Carolina

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Posted July 17, 2017 by Nick

Alabama

Why did Alabama stop pursuing rural Internet access? by Christopher Harress, AL.com

 

California

Telecom bill would hurt California's poorer, inland cities: Guest commentary by Sandra Armenta, San Bernardino County Sun

Senate Bill 649, by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-Chula Vista, is a give-away to the world’s largest telecom companies at the expense of local control, local public services and citizen voice in the future of our neighborhoods. The bill is crafted to pit California communities against each other and benefit those who are already at the top.

San Leandro, Calif., Chief Innovation Officer Deborah Acosta on creating a 'tech and innovation ecosystem' by Noelle Knell, Government Technology

 

Colorado

Superior urges slow approach to pursuit of faster, cheaper broadband by Anthony Hahn, Boulder Daily Camera

A future Superior, one connected by a plexus of sophisticated, townwide fiber that provides a growing number of homes and businesses faster internet at prices competing with the likes of Comcast, could be realized sooner than expected.

 

Connecticut

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Internet gap puts Hartford's North End students behind by Elin Swanson Katz, Hartford Courant

 

Tennessee

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Posted July 10, 2017 by Nick

 California

Addressing the digital divide in California by Jake Abbott, Government Technology

San Franciscos's Hunters Point gets free gigabit Internet, more to follow by Seung Lee, Silicon Beat

 

Colorado

Longmont is Colorado's first gig city by Longmont Observer Staff

 

Massachusetts

Ashfield moves ahead on broadband by The Greenfield Recorder Staff

 

Ohio

Public Knowledge joins Center for Rural Strategies in Appalachian Connectivity Summit by Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge

Speakers include Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner; Kate Forscey, Government Affairs Associate Counsel at Public Knowledge; Christopher Mitchell, international community broadband expert; and Marty Newell, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Center for Rural Strategies.

 

Virginia

Rappahannock broadband still buffering by Hannah Galeone, Rappahannock News

In a rural area such as Rappahannock, residents experience difficulty receiving improved services from large corporations such as Comcast or Verizon. The cost of installing broadband equipment in an area like ours is just not worth it to them. Digging trenches for underground wiring is taxing on time, money, and energy — resources that corporate service providers simply... Read more

Posted July 3, 2017 by Nick

California

California's digital divide closing but new 'under-connected' class emerges by Seung Lee, The Mercury News

 

Nebraska

There's a real digital divide in rural Nebraska by Nicholas Bergin, Lincoln Journal Star

Internet access crucial for rural areas by Lincoln Journal Star editorial board

 

Tennessee

The surprising city that rates highest for TV, broadband services by Adam Buckman, MediaPost

 

Texas

Did Comcast sabotage this independent ISP that spurned it? by Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics

The former owner of a small internet service provider in South Texas is suing Comcast, accusing the cable giant of systematically and deliberately severing all of its cables, essentially sabotaging the small business and running it into the ground.

 

General

New report swings and misses on communities and next generation broadband by Blair Levin, Brookings Institution

“By relying strictly on limited financial accounting to judge economy-shaping infrastructure, the report overlooks the long-range problems municipal leaders are trying to address, the options they consider, or the wider benefits they hope to achieve.”

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Posted June 26, 2017 by Nick

California

The time is now for San Francisco municipal fiber, says report by Ryan McCauley, GovTech

San Francisco considers municipal broadband by Bailey McCann, CivSource

 

Mississippi

Supes move to attract fiber Internet providers to county by Ryan Phillips, Starkville Daily News

"Big telecom companies should either lead, follow or get out of the way trying to provide these services," Presley said. "It's high time they plan to serve every customer in Mississippi and we will be introducing plans in the coming months to get that done."

 

North Dakota

Affordable broadband vital to development by Sean Cleary, Grand Forks Herald

 

Texas

Comcast accused of cutting competitor's wires to put it out of business by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

Telecom Cable LLC had "229 satisfied customers" in Weston Lakes and Corrigan, Texas when Comcast and its contractors sabotaged its network, the lawsuit filed last week in Harris County District Court said.

Comcast had tried to buy Telecom Cable's Weston Lakes operations in 2013 "but refused to pay what they were worth," the complaint says. Starting in June 2015, Comcast and two contractors it hired "systematically destroyed Telecom’s business by cutting its lines and running off its customers," the lawsuit says. Comcast destroyed or damaged the lines serving all Telecom Cable customers in Weston Lakes and never repaired them, the lawsuit claims.

 

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Posted June 19, 2017 by Nick

California

Closing the digital divide in the Inland Empire by Paul Granillo San Bernardino County Sun

 

Colorado

Louisville to weigh municipal broadband question for November ballot by Anthony Hahn, Louisville News

Regional partnership opportuinities propel Craig, Moffat broadband efforts by Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press

 

Florida

Living without Internet accessibility in the digital age by Danielle Ellis, WJHG-TV

 

Maine

Rural broadband bill cruises through Maine legislature by Colin Wood, StateScoop

Municipal broadband advocacy groups like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance label bills like this one as tools for the telecommunications industry to limit competition, while taxpayers associations typically argue the measures are necessary to ensure that large scale projects are entered carefully. Controversial research published byUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School professor Christopher Yoo in May found that, according to certain projections, municipal networks are frequently financially unviable.

 

Minnesota

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Posted June 13, 2017 by Nick

California

Internet for All Now Act passes state assembly by ECT Staff, East County Today

"Jarring" Internet access survey results embolden leaders of citywide broadband by Joshua Sabatini, San Francisco Examiner

Internet for all San Franciscans? Here's how it could happen by Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle

“The nice thing about Wi-Fi is that it costs less up front, and you can install it before the next election,” said Christopher Mitchell, a community broadband expert at the Institute for Local Self Reliance, an advocacy group in Minneapolis.

But he noted that Farrell could face intense opposition from big telecom companies like Comcast and AT&T, which provide most of the Internet service and infrastructure in San Francisco.

“There will be a scare campaign involving print mailers, telephone calls and radio messages, saying that community broadband will threaten city finances,” Mitchell said.

 

Georgia

EMCs could help fill broadband gaps by Jill Nolin, Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Nationally, electric cooperatives are relatively new to fiber broadband, but their involvement is “growing enormously,” said Christopher Mitchell, director of community broadband networks at the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance. 

 

North Carolina

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NC maps out high-speed Internet access across state by Steve Sbraccia, CBS North Carolina

 

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