Call Kurtis: Why your Internet provider choice is limited by Kurtis Ming, CBS Sacramento
City must play catch-up with Internet service by Ron Cunningham, Gainesville Sun
In the absence of fast, reliable and affordable broadband access, should a city simply wait for the private sector to hook it up? Or should it declare that - like education, infrastructure, public safety and sanitation - ensuring access for all ought to be a basic function of government?
Chattanooga went with broadband access as a basic public service.
Meanwhile, back in Gainesville. Home of the University of Florida. Self-styled Innovation City. Would-be spawner of cutting edge start-ups. We're still pretty much a sleepy way stop on the High Speed Highway.
Eagle Eye Team Report: Broadband expansion languished in Berkshires by Larry Parnass & Patricia LeBoeuf, Berkshire Eagle
“Getting high-quality internet is not the first time we’ve done this. We electrified the entire country and did it in a fiscally responsible manner,” he said.
Rather than start with a middle mile, Mitchell thinks Massachusetts should have fostered last-mile connections with alternative ways of connecting to distant trunk lines on the internet. And when it comes to local town networks, he believes people should think of what’s best locally. “Do you want that money [for service] going to Philadelphia or staying in your community?” he asked.
Inside the broadband meltdown: WiredWest retools after losing faceoff with MBI by Larry Parnass, Berkshire EagleRead more