Councilers to review broadband options by Saja Hindi, Loveland Reporter Herald
Various options include a public-policy-only model, in which the city will use policy tools and standards to streamline construction and reduce infrastructure costs; an infrastructure provider/dark fiber leasing model, in which the city will provide conduit and/or dark fiber to other organizations and providers; open access provider, in which the city finances and operates the physical broadband infrastructure; municipal retail, in which the city finances and operates fiber and sometimes cable services to businesses and residents; or public-private partnership, in which the city participates in financing with private companies.
City officials are currently working on the development of a request for proposals to have a firm conduct an assessment and feasibility analysis.
Plans moving along for Greenfield broadband by Aviva Luttrell, Greenfield Reporter
Broadband funding in Minnesota and Crookston - Local officials: funding boost would by sweet by Mike Christopherson, Crookston Times
Haslam criticizes EPB broadband expansion bill, draws fire from proponents by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press
AT&T fights to keep your Internet as slow as possible by Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
Just let that sink in for a second—Chattanooga residents enjoy broadband 50 times faster than Silicon Valley, and it's a local government that provided it. Which makes AT&T's claim that government interference is what's getting in the way of their advancing technology ring pretty hollow. In the news article referenced above, an AT&T flak, Daniel Hayes, actually said "[p]olicies that discourage private-sector investment put at risk...