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Posted September 18, 2017 by Kelsey Henquinet

 

Georgia

Cagle joins Ferguson in Pushing Broadband by Winston Skinner, The Newnan Times-Herald

The lieutenant governor, who is a candidate for governor, recently announced his plan for speeding the deployment of high-speed broadband to underserved areas in rural Georgia.

“Strong infrastructure represents a bedrock component of any strategy to create access to good paying jobs,” Cagle said.

  

Kentucky

Tenn.-based Cable Provider to Bring Service to Warren County by Don Sergent, Bowling Green Daily News

 

Maine

EPA and USDA to Help Two Maine Communities with Economic Development Goals, United States Environmental Protection Agency

 

North Carolina

Internet still Problematic by Josh Bowles, Montgomery Herald

 

Ohio

Limited high-speed internet access in rural Ohio counties causes a digital divide by Bennett Leckrone, The Post

Johnson said it’s difficult to get large companies to provide internet to rural counties with fewer people when there are other markets available. Thus, the responsibility of installing equipment and providing better internet access often falls to small companies.

“This is the only community that (smaller companies) serve, and the only way to make more money from that community is to give them more opportunity to consume,” Johnson said, explaining why smaller companies have more incentive to provide internet access in rural areas. “They can invest...

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Posted September 11, 2017 by Kelsey Henquinet

 

California

Senate Bill 649 is a power grab: Letters by Letters to the Editor, Press-Enterprise

One man’s DIY Internet service connects isolated Marin County hamlet by Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle

Brandt Kuykendall’s daughter needed fast Internet access to help her excel at school. But he couldn’t find cheap, reliable service that would connect their scenic yet secluded coastal Marin County home.

So Kuykendall taught himself how to create a high-speed wireless Internet service. In about a year and a half, Dillon Beach Internet Service has grown to connect about 145 homes, charging a flat $50 per month, with no equipment rental fees, taxes or installation charges.

 

Colorado 

Fort Collins broadband issue clears legal hurdle by Kevin Duggan, Coloradoan

Lenard Larkin wants to bring new voice to Loveland City Council by Craig Young, Reporter-Herald

On the issue of municipal broadband service, Larkin believes the city of Loveland should offer high-speed internet directly to its residents. 

"I favor the most efficient, economical option for the people, which is the municipal, also called the retail, model," he said. "It has been found that public-private partnerships are inefficient."

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Posted September 4, 2017 by Nick

Alaska

A fight for Internet access is brewing in Alaska by Sydney Johnson, EdSurge

 

Colorado

Letter: Fort Collins can provide fast, reliable Internet service by Tim Tillson, The Coloradoan

State and local officials meet in Moffat County to discuss broadband by Craig Daily Press

 

Massachusetts

Greenfield Internet service rolling out by Aviva Luttrell, The Greenfield Recorder

 

Minnesota

Fond du Lac bridges the digital divide by Konnie LeMay, Indian Country Media Network

Some 900 homes on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation will soon gain something that 80 percent of U.S. residents already take for granted—home access to high-speed Internet service. Thanks to two $3 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants, plus an additional $2.2 million investment from the tribe, some 160 miles of broadband cable are being planted across the rural areas of the reservation, along with 79 additional miles to connect homes. The project, just started, is expected to be complete by fall 2018.

 

New York

Cohoes considers offering citywide Internet service by Kenneth C. Crowe II, Albany Times-Union

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Posted August 28, 2017 by Nick

California

Don't leave rural California behind by Bob Williams, California Forward

Coop works to bring fiber optic Internet to Mountain Center, Garner Valley, and Pinyon by IdyllWild Town Crier

 

Colorado

With study, Erie approaches pursuit of cheaper, faster broadband by Anthony Hahn, Boulder Daily Camera

City Internet survey will tell much to policy-makers by Roger Ison, Loveland Reporter Herald

 

Georgia

Broadband in rural Georgia poised to become a 2018 election issue by Jim Galloway, Atlanta Journal Constitution

And the resentment is not unlike the kind stirred ‘way back when a Ma Bell monopoly said you could have any color telephone you wanted, as long as it was black.

Collins’ bill, one of several in Congress aimed at rural Americans, would defer capital gains taxes on Internet investments in state-designated “gigabyte opportunity zones,” to encourage more companies to crack the rural Internet nut.

But the Gainesville congressman would also like to see an end to the “monopoly” established by the Connect America Fund, a program operated under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission.

 

Michigan

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Posted August 21, 2017 by Nick

Florida

Lack of broadband hurts higher ed in rural areas by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The Gainesville Sun

 

Maine

Islesboro, CMP sign agreement to move broadband project forward by The Republican Journal Staff

 

New Mexico

Heinrich hosts tribal broadband listening session in Santa Fe by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, KRWG

 

Texas

Shenandoah city council OKs fiber Internet progression to boost web access by Hannah Zedaker, Houston Community Impact

Community wide broadband discussed at join city meeting by Erin Rogers, Texarkana Today

Members of the Joint Texarkana Community Committee, City Council of the City of Texarkana, Texas and Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas met Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of community wide broadband for the twin cities. ...

Representatives from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Texarkana College conveyed their need for robust internet connection; however, the project would encounter potential legal challenges and financial obstacles.

 

Vermont

Low cost high-speed Internet offered to eligible Burlington residents by Pat Bradley, WAMC

The city communications utility is the first ISP in the state to offer affordable high-speed internet to low-income residents.   Governor Phil Scott believes the idea could work statewide.  “It is a statewide issue...

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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

 

General

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...

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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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