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Posted March 11, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arkansas

Q&A with Jeremiah Sloan, Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation: Arkansas co-op builds fiber fast by Sam Pratt, Broadband Communities 

 

Minnesota

Broadband 'moonshot' has rural Minnesotans hopeful by John Reinan, Star Tribune

“They did it in the ’30s with electricity. They did it in the ’50s with telephones. This is the electricity of the 21st century,” said Anne Schwagerl, an organic farmer in Browns Valley on the South Dakota border.

 

Mississippi

Electric co-ops look into funding opportunities to provide Internet service by Dennis Seid, Daily Journal

 

North Carolina

New partnership to test models that could bring high-speed Internet to unserved and underserved rural North Carolinians, NC Electric Cooperatives

“From a utility standpoint, broadband technologies benefit cooperative members by allowing them to better manage their home energy use, and they will make cooperative distribution systems more dynamic, flexible and efficient,” said Joe Brannan, chief executive officer of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. 

Broadband Internet unavailable to many in Eastern NC, WITN

Jason Dart said, "You can't do normal life generally speaking in America anymore without being able to get on broadband.

 

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Posted March 4, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

San Jose tackles the digital divide by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs 

The city recognizes that there are no instant fixes and already recognizes that it might take a decade to bring fast affordable broadband to everybody in the city. I’m sure that $24 million is also just a downpayment towards a permanent broadband solution. But this plan puts the city ahead of every other major metropolitan area in the willingness to tackle the problem head-on.

 

Colorado

Bill aims to maintain net neutrality by Charles Ashby, Daily Sentinel 

City celebrates milestone for Connexion broadband service, but sign-up dates still unknown by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan 

 

Kentucky

Rural broadband funding could connect more Ohio Valley communities to high-speed Internet by Liam Niemeyer, Ohio Valley ReSource

 

Maine

Wired for future: How broadband bridges gaps between countryside and city by David Singer, WGME

South Portland broadband plan could hit funding snag by David Harry, The Forecaster

 

North Carolina

Broadband Internet unavailable to many in Eastern NC, WITN 

 

Pennsylvania

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Posted February 25, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

The 4th utility: How Ventura County is working to increase broadband by Arlene Martinez, Ventura County Star

 

Iowa

Community-owned utilities provide reliable, affordable broadband service by Josh Byrnes, Des Moines Register

 

Kentucky

Google Fiber leaving Louisville by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs

To stay competitive, Kentucky utility doubles Internet speed by Austin Ramsey, Messenger-Inquirer 

 

Massachusetts 

Northampton eyes municipal broadband network by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire

“We don’t want to be the last Western Mass town to have the benefits of a high-speed municipally controlled network,” said Feldscher.

 

Michigan

Making broadband work in Marshall, Michigan by Lisa Gonzalez, CitiesSpeak 

 

North Carolina

Let’s Connect’ seeks better broadband for rural NC by Katie Kienbaum, News & Observer  

Grant to help expand telehealth opportunities in WNC, The Dispatch 

 

General 

Digital distress: What is it and who does it affect?...

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Posted February 18, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alaska

Why the future of satellite Internet might be decided in rural Alaska by Erin Winick, MIT Technology Review

 

California

San Jose launches new fund to bring Internet to thousands of off-line homes by Emily Deruy, The Mercury News

The city estimates that, even today, around 95,000 residents have no Internet access at home.

San Jose, CA to bridge digital divide with new inclusion fund by Chris Teale, Smart Cities Dive

 

Georgia

Georgia House OKs electric co-ops to offer high-speed Internet by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

“Families and children are being left behind because they don’t have access to Internet in our community,” said state Rep. Winfred Dukes, a Democrat from Albany.

 

Maine

Maine’s rural broadband may get a boost by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald 

Town of Oakland receives broadband grant from Maine Community Foundation by Elaine Theriault-Currier, Bangor Daily News 

Maine one of eight states chosen to update national broadband availability map by Kate Foye, Bangor Daily News 

 

Maryland

Rural Broadband Task Force releases final report by...

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Posted February 11, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arkansas

Senate committee approves rural broadband bill, KARK 

 

Colorado

Fort Collins municipal broadband will offer first service in August, Reporter-Herald

 

Iowa

VMEU holds last meeting before the final vote concerning broadband by Valerie Close, Vinton Today

 

Indiana

Foundation partners fund study by Bill Rethlake, Daily News

 

Mississippi

Why rural broadband could take years to implement by William Moore, Daily Journal

 

Nebraska

Midlands Voices: Broadband is a basic service for all Nebraskans by Johnathan Hladik, Omaha World-Herald 

We are often contacted by families who lack broadband access but live in a Census block that the state marks as served. For these forgotten households, there is little hope for change. Providers lack incentive to extend service their way. Limited state resources are spent elsewhere.

Lack of broadband in rural Nebraska creating a 'digital divide' by Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star

 

North Carolina

Trainees see the light: Greenlight and Wilson Community College partner in fiber optics class by Drew C. Wilson, Wilson Times...

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Posted February 4, 2019 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado 

Annual State of the City address: Fort Collins' success depends on everyone, leaders emphasize by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan

 

Indiana

Tipmont REMC promises economic growth in rural Indiana through broadband Internet by Lindsay Moore, Lafayette Journal & Courier

 

Massachusetts 

Lowell City Council eyes creating municipal broadband network by Rick Sobey, Lowell Sun 

Now everyone relies on internet access -- for work, for contacting people, for your TV, for everything.

Petersham inks broadband agreement with state by Greg Vine, Athol Daily News

Windsor asked to back broadband hookup plan, add to legal expenses by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle 

 

Minnesota

'Moonshot' for rural broadband, local gov aid on Walz's to-do list by Dana Ferguson, Duluth News-Tribune

Congress should work together to expand rural broadband by Brian Krambeer and Jim Matheson, Post-Bulletin 

 

Mississippi

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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

The push to expand broadband by TJ Martinell,...

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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

 

Oregon

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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

Governor establishes rural broadband office...

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