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Posted September 23, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

Lakeport looks to increase broadband infrastructure by Zack Jordan, Record-Bee

 

Colorado

Colorado town offers 1 Gbps for $60 after years of battling Comcast by Karl Bode, TechDirt

 

Georgia

In rural Georgia, access to broadband worse than data showed, Times Free Press 

 

Massachusetts 

Easthampton explores pathways for municipal Internet by Michael Connors, Daily Hampshire Gazette 

Though it wasn’t brought up at the meeting, Peake said the cities of Holyoke, Westfield and Greenfield had all reached out to the committee, expressing interest in a partnership. In a partnership, the other city could essentially provide and maintain the utility through an expansion of existing services and take a percentage of the overall revenue.

 

New York

State hearing to look at rural access to broadband Internet by Ellen Abbott, WRVO 

 

Texas

The digital redlining of Dallas by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs 

 

Washington

Nisqually Tribe gets $50,000 to study possible broadband network for Yelm, Roy and McKenna, Nisqually Valley News 

 

West Virginia

Better community broadband: County Commission applies for service extension grant by Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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Posted September 16, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alabama

Digital divide: Broadband access in Alabama by Greg Privett, Waay TV

 

California

Buying PG&E’s distribution network could also make municipal broadband possible by Preston Rhea, San Francisco Examiner

Time to provide real broadband service by Grant Beltrami, Napa Valley Register

Alternatives to getting broadband internet in Nevada County by Erika Kosina, The Union 

 

Florida

Lakeland, Fla., invites resident feedback on broadband by Sara-Megan-Walsh, The Ledger 

Tallahassee broadband study likely to be completed by December by Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat

 

Georgia

Georgia rural broadband situation worse than FCC maps showed, new mapping underway by Emma Hurt, WABE

 

Maine

7-town Broadband Committee meets with ConnectME head by Mary Ellen Barnes, Boothbay Register 

 

Ohio

FairlawnGig fiber boosts regional economy by Marsha Zager, Broadband Communities

Home prices rose 8.7 percent in the first year after the network went live and 8.5 percent the following year; although not all the increase is attributable to FairlawnGig, home prices in the surrounding county rose by only 1.9 percent. Homes in Fairlawn stay on the market for an average of only six days, also unusual by local standards....

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Posted September 9, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado 

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.”

 

Florida

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

 

Kentucky 

KentuckyWired broadband project completed in Eastern Kentucky, WYMT

 

Maine

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

 

Michigan

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

 

Minnesota

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

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Posted September 3, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado 

Fort Collins Connexion announces residential pricing for municipal broadband by Jacy Marmaduke, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Broadband boom by Susan Knopf, Summit Daily 

Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica 

 

Iowa

FD voters may weigh in on broadband utility by Bill Shea, The Messenger 

Study: FD residents unhappy with Internet service by Bill Shea, The Messenger 

 

Kentucky 

Pulaski County to explore extending broadband service to rural communities by Janie Slaven, Somerset Commonwealth-Journal 

 

North Carolina 

House bill could be helping hand for broadband by Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News 

“Listen, I don’t care how we do it,” Corbin said. “I just want to get my people in my end of the state hooked up to Internet because they deserve the Internet as much as somebody that lives in Charlotte or Greensboro or Winston-Salem or Raleigh.”

Internet, connectivity changed education by Drew C. Wilson, Wilson Times 

 

Pennsylvania

Report challenges Internet providers’ advertised speeds by Jon O’Connell,...

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Posted August 26, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

City of Boulder to construct new fiber backbone infrastructure, Broadband Communities Magazine

City to hold informative webinar for vendors regarding fiber broadband backbone project Aug. 29, City of Boulder 

 

Florida

Lakeland wants more time to study broadband by Sara-Megan Walsh, The Ledger 

 

Indiana

Broadband initiative extends into Southern Indiana, News and Tribune

 

Minnesota

County offers support for broadband expansion by Craig Moorhead, The Caledonia Argus

 

 

New York

Internet for all in New York City: The case for municipal broadband in the five boroughs by Chris Erikson, New York Daily News 

It’s time to shake up the system. Charter Spectrum’s franchise agreement that allows the company to operate in New York City is set to expire next year. And fortunately, there is an innovative alternative that could be a game changer for union members, businesses and consumers alike — Internet for All, a public option for broadband service.

 

North Carolina 

Broadband expansion bill clears North Carolina House panel FIBER Act would allow government investment by Kirk Ross, Carolina Public Press 

 

South Carolina

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Posted August 19, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Florida

Gainesville City Commission continues with broadband network analysis, backpedals on plastic bag ban by Ethan Magoc, WUFT

 

Illinois

Illinois puts $420M toward broadband Internet expansion, GovTech 

 

Iowa

Waterloo takes fresh look at citywide broadband system by Tim Jamison, The Courier 

“I think it’s time,” said board member Rich Kurtenbach. “We’ve got communities all around us that have their own utilities when it comes to broadband.”

 

Michigan

Broadband Internet coming to Deckerville by Eric Levine, Sanilac County News 

 

Minnesota 

Rural broadband ‘challenge of our time’ by Thomas Friestad, SouthernMinn

 

Missouri 

Springfield City Utilities partnering with CenturyLink to expand high speed Internet access by Linda Simmons, KY3

"It's going to create all kinds of opportunities for everybody in this community," says Scott Miller, Springfield City Utilities general manager. "And I don't even think we have any idea what this is going to do for us. So we may have to come back here in 10 years and take a look back. But I think this is a difference-maker."

 

New York 

Yates Co. seeks funds for broadband by Gwen Chamberlain, Chronicle Express 

 

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Posted August 12, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arkansas

Arkansas invests $25 million in rural broadband by Colin Wood, StateScoop

 

Colorado 

Greeley’s city broadband exploration starts to take physical shape by Cuyler Meade, Greeley Tribune

“There was definitely a message coming from our community that there were gaps in service availability across our city,” Reed-Harmel said. “We also did not have a lot of different options. There are only a couple providers here, and the competition is fairly limited, so for us, we felt there needed to be additional competition, more options in the marketplace. And then we had a commitment that certain parts of our community would not be left out of deployment.”

Boulder set to start construction on broadband fiber network core with council approval of $20M debt by Sam Lounsberry, Daily Camera 

 

Indiana

Broadband access coming to many rural Tippecanoe county homes, wlfi.com  

"We need Internet please," said Cody Janssen, who lives outside of Otterbein.

 

Massachusetts 

Easthampton City Council takes step toward municipal broadband service by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire Gazette 

 

Mississippi 

Northeast Mississippi electric power providers announce plans to provide broadband Internet service by Danny McArthur, Daily Journal

Electric power provider plans to offer Internet services to customers, WTVA 

 

New York 

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Posted July 29, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alabama 

Broadband mapping effort to ramp up in Alabama — ‘Absolutely essential’ by Sean Ross, Yellowhammer News

 

Arkansas

Poorly connected Arkansas appoints statewide broadband manager by Colin Wood, StateScoop

 

California

AT&T redlines poor and rural Californians because it can, Frontier because it can’t afford otherwise, CPUC study says by Steve Blum, Tellus Venture Associates 

Corporate choices made by AT&T and Verizon, and Frontier Communications’ dire financial condition created the growing divide between relatively modern telecoms infrastructure in affluent urban and suburban communities, and the decaying infrastructure in poor and rural ones. The result is “deteriorating service quality”, “persistent disinvestment”, an “investment focus on higher income communities” and an “increased focus on areas most heavily impacted by competition”, according to a study done for the California Public Utilities Commission by a Boston-based consulting company.

 

Colorado 

As Colorado nears 100% broadband access, funds for rural support shrink by Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun 

 

Florida

New estimate puts $80M price tag on citywide broadband in Lakeland by Sara-Megan Walsh, The Ledger

 

Georgia

Georgia approves subsidy plan for rural Internet expansion by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

 

Iowa

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