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Posted January 28, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Maryland

Master plan will look at developing a municipal broadband network in Baltimore by Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly

“We are particularly focused on dual goals of economic opportunity and inclusion, and what digital infrastructure means for those goals,” said Hovis. 

 

Massachusetts

How smart strategy and rigorous analysis enable Boston to save while effectuating city and public broadband needs by Andrew Afflerbach, CTC Technology & Energy

 

Minnesota

Closer to a connection: Broadband expansion continues for rural areas in Region Five, Wadena Pioneer Journal 

 

New Hampshire

Chesterfield eyes plan to beat the broadband blues — with no tax money by Meg McIntyre, The Keene Sentinel

 

North Carolina

North Carolina, nation’s first gigabit state? That’s the goal, say state officials by Chantal Allam, WRAL Tech Wire

Guest blog: Wilson Greenlight trains the next generation in fiber optic basics by Catharine Rice, Next Century Cities

Our region needs a broadband boost by Katie Kienbaum, Jacksonville Daily News

 

Washington

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Posted January 21, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

Loveland will officially bond about $97 million for broadband by Julia Rentsch, Reporter Herald 

"We're not building this for the people in this room," Fogle said. "We're not building this for people our age. We're building it for the next generation of Loveland citizens ... because while we WANT faster broadband, they are going to HAVE to have it.”

 

Georgia 

Internet service for rural Georgia could come from power companies by Mark Niesse, AJC

Rural Fulton County offers glimpse of Georgia’s digital divide by Tasnim Shamma, WABE

“Those who are going to wait for the federal government to get it right in 10 or 15 years will find that the population in their regions has dwindled so significantly that it may not be able to recover just from finally getting broadband,” Mitchell said.

 

Mississippi

Mississippi House advances bill to allow electric co-ops to build broadband networks by Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly

Will co-ops really provide high-speed Internet to rural Miss. if Legislature changes the law? by Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

 

North Carolina

Jacksonville to host broadband access meeting, Jacksonville Daily News

 

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Posted January 14, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Florida

Commission candidates talk broadband, Bonnet Springs by Mike Ferguson, The Ledger

 

Michigan

Portland ready to measure interest in citywide Internet service by Mitchell Boatman, Sentinel Standard

 

Minnesota

Is there a cable company worse than Comcast? Meet Frontier. By Hannah Jones, City Pages

 

Mississippi

Digital divide: Plan to expand Internet access proves popular in House and with Mississippians Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Today

“The lack of affordable, reliable and adequate Internet service in Mississippi is a crisis and is one that we had better fix, if we want our children and grandchildren to stay here”

 

Missouri 

Rural business works with city to bring fiber Internet to Perry, Missouri by Frank Healy, WGEM

 

New York

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., advances fiber network project by Wendy Liberatore, Times Union 

New deal to govern how broadband providers market speeds by Pete Demola, The Sun

 

North Carolina

Rural surveys help identify need for broadband by Valerie Crowder

Albemarle will host broadband event Jan. 28 by Chris Miller, Stanly News & Press...

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Posted January 7, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Minnesota

Update: Frontier Communications responds to MN investigation by Mike Bunge, KIMT News

Senator's View: Job skills, infrastructure can be priorities by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Duluth News Tribune

No serious infrastructure plan is complete without addressing broadband expansion. There is strong bipartisan support for including broadband funding in any infrastructure package, and that's good news.

The lies Comcast allegedly told customers to hide full cost of service by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

 

Mississippi

Expanded Internet service to rural areas a must by Dennis Seid, Daily Journal 

 

North Carolina

Eastern Carolina co-op looks to bring high speed Internet to rural areas by Ken Watling, WNCT 9 News

 

North Dakota

North Dakota bill would set new terms for telemedicine by Blair Emerson, GovTech

 

Oregon

Broadband opportunities presented at town hall meeting by Richard Hanners, Blue Mountain Eagle

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Posted December 17, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Florida

Lakeland may rehire broadband consultant as high-speed Internet service debate gets new life by Mike Ferguson, The Ledger

 

Massachusetts

Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures by Kieren McCarthy, The Register

It's a remarkable example of small-town America standing up to a corporate giant but it remains to be seen whether it acts as a template or a warning to other towns across the country. If nothing else, by putting all its work out there, Charlemont have given the US a blueprint for municipal networks.

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica 

 

Minnesota

Blue Earth County Board looks to expand broadband options by Trey Mewes, Mankato Free Press

Meeker County to invest in broadband expansion over next decade by Cam Bonelli, Litchfield Independent Review

 

Ohio

Akron explores FairlawnGig services by Cassaundra Smith, Akron.com

 

Pennsylvania

Pa's lack of rural broadband may be underestimated by John Finnerty, The Herald

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Posted December 10, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

Fort Collins to tap into Platte River Power Authority fiber for municipal broadband by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Trail Gazette Editorial - Estes Park needs broadband, Trail Gazette

A win for our community by Michelle Perry, Craig Daily Press

 

 

North Carolina

North Carolina communities draw up Internet service wishlist by Andrew Mundhenk, Times-News

Need speed? Towns seek input on broadband network by Bill Moss, Hendersonville Lightning

 

Oregon

Broadband coalition not awarded big grant by Richard Hanners, Blue Mountain Eagle

 

Utah

At home and online: Utah households among the most connected, census shows by Annie Knox and Art Raymond, Deseret News

 

Virginia

Fredericksburg, Va., OKs broadband Internet expansion by Cathy Jett, The Free Lance-Star 

 

Wisconsin

Census: Wisconsin incomes up, poverty down; digital divide yawns by Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal

 

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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

Lack of Internet service in Cleveland neighborhoods linked to serious health...

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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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