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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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Posted November 5, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

California

In San Leandro, we are building on public broadband investment for a brighter future by Corina Lopez, National League of Cities

In order to close the digital divide for all residents and further unleash economic growth, federal and state governments must invest more in broadband infrastructure of all kinds, including both fiber and wireless. Furthermore, we will need federal officials and their state counterparts to cease preemptive legislative trends that have tied cities’ hands and prevented public or public-private solutions from taking root. 

 

Colorado

More than half of Longmont has signed up for NextLight, and private Internet providers have reacted by Sam Lounsberry, Times-Call 

 

Idaho

Idaho Falls residents weigh cost/benefits of fiber network by Ryan Suppe, Post Register

 

Minnesota

Tina Smith talks drug prices, healthcare, broadband by Nathan Bowe, DL Online

Ely Broadband Coalition looking for more grant projects by Keith Vandervort, The TimberJay

 

Oregon

Details emerging on broadband network plans by Richard Hanners, Blue Mountain Eagle

Municipal broadband now before Portland City Council, NW Labor Press

 

Tennessee

Organization aims to bring community-owned rural broadband Internet to Sevier County by  Candice Fitzgibbons,...

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Posted October 29, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Colorado

Loveland council to vote on bond issue, business plan for municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald

 

Indiana

Coming together in the pursuit of bringing broadband to rural Hoosiers by Eric Pfeiffer, Hoosier Ag Today 

 

Maine

Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald

Roughly 15 percent of Maine residents still don’t have access to broadband service as defined by the federal standard of at least 25 megabits per second download and 3 Mbps upload, said Peggy Schaffer, who runs the Maine Broadband Coalition, an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and private individuals seeking to improve broadband access in the state.

 

Michigan

Lyndon Township’s broadband infrastructure well on its way to construction phase, except for an endangered species by Lynne Beauchamp, The Sun Times News

 

Minnesota

Area projects continue to make progress, KEDA Board discusses by Whitney Jackson, International Falls Journal

Accessing the future: Local providers work to provide Internet access to rural Minnesota by Emily Carlson, The Daily Journal

“If you ask economic developers what are the three ways to get young people to their communities it’s the...

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Posted October 22, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Alabama

Opelika to sell OPS ONE in $14 million deal by Lily Jackson, O-A News 

 

Arkansas

Rural Americans struggle with poor broadband access by Theresa Krug, VOA

 

Iowa

Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide by Lyz Lenz, Columbia Journalism Review

Center For Rural Affairs study: parts of state still lack high-speed Internet By Matt Kelley, RadioIowa

"We know as agriculture changes, as manufacturing changes, consistently we see micro-entrepreneurs and small business creation as being a key element to employment and strong economies in rural areas,” Hladik says. “Frankly, today, having broadband and high-speed Internet is essential to a successful business.”

 

Kansas

Kansas legislators push FCC to fix broadband subsidy shortfall by John Eggerton, Multichannel News

 

Massachusetts

CEL brings high–speed service to the city by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder

 

Missouri 

Co-Mo wins support for broadband expansion, Lake News Online

The funding will be used to support the current efforts of Co-Mo Connect and to fulfill the hopes of many who weren’t going to see broadband in their area without us.

Chinn: High-speed Internet crucial to attract next-generation Missouri farmers by Brian Hauswirth, Fourstates Home Page

 

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Posted October 15, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

California

Fiber optic master plan proceeds in San Leandro by Christine Book, Smart & Resilient Cities 

 

Georgia

Georgia’s rural woes a big problem awaiting next governor by Max Blau, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Massachusetts

Councilor starts online petition about the need for municipal broadband by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder

 

Minnesota

Broadband a high priority for economic development by Keith Vandervort, The Timberjay (requires subscription)

 

North Carolina 

Wilson’s Gig East forum to explore future of work, innovation by Shannon Cuthrell, WRAL Techwire

“Gig East has become a forum for us to discuss emerging technology and the opportunities it presents for micropolitan communities. We are proud to be hosting our third annual event, bringing together the Triangle and Wilson communities for shared discussion.”

 

South Carolina 

South Carolina public-private partnership makes economic case for broadband by Colin Demarest, Aiken Standard

Nearly 12,000 Aiken County residents lack access to even the most basic Internet service, according to a connectivity study presented in September during a Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum.

 

Ohio

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Posted October 8, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arizona

Internet on the range: Rural residents suffer with lack of broadband options by Wendy Howell, Williams News

 

California

Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica 

The FCC and DOJ claim that California's net neutrality law conflicts with the federal government's deregulatory policy for broadband. California argues that the FCC gave up its authority to regulate broadband and therefore cannot preempt states from regulating the industry.

The federal government and California are officially at war over net neutrality by April Glaser, Slate

Justice department sues to block California net neutrality law by Klint Finley, Wired

Expanded access to Wi-Fi is a keystone in San Leandro, Calif.'s smart city plan by Skip Descant, GovTech

Connections and advantages of the digital world elude rural California by Deborah Kollars 

 

Georgia

Georgia tackles broadband expansion and local control by Tasnim Shamma, WABE

Grantville eyeing city-wide Internet system by Winston Skinner, The Newnan Times Herald 

 

Idaho

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Posted October 1, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Georgia

Regional meeting coming in October for rural broadband by Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Standard Journal 

 

Kentucky

Rural digital divide two-fold problem for KY, Kentucky News Connection 

 

Massachusetts

Springfield explores fiber-optic Internet system but winces at potential $50 million cost by Peter Goonan, MassLive

 

Minnesota 

Real hope for rural broadband on the Iron Range by Aaron J. Brown, Hibbing Daily Tribune 

 

North Carolina

Botetourt County to take next steps in increasing broadband access following end of summit by Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times

Avery receives grant to expand broadband in country by Brian Miller, GoBlueRidge.net 

 

Pennsylvania

Pa. Utility Commission wants to know: How fast is your Internet? by Brian C. Rittmeyer, TribLive

 

Tennessee

Commission considers broadband options by Autumn Hughes, Cleveland Daily Banner 

Dickson Co. applies for grants: Broadband, library could benefit by Chris Gadd, Nashville Tennessean

 

Texas

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Posted September 24, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

Indiana

How technology and innovation can transform the classroom by Matt Prusiecki, Inside Indiana Business

Digital divide: College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds, Indiana University 

 

Maine

St. John Valley broadband initiative seeks input from businesses, residents, Mainebiz

 

Minnesota

Renville County broadband project on track for June completion by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune

The state's Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program awarded a $865,000 grant for the Renville County portion of the project. The grant calls for providing service to 193 underserved households, 99 underserved businesses and three community anchor institutions.

Missouri

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission introduces “AquaSmart” broadband Internet, KTTN News

 

New York

Broadband public meetings needed, The Sun Community News

 

North Carolina

Telecom operation is growing by Jule Hubbard, Wilkes Journal-Patriot 

 

Oklahoma 

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

 

Florida

Ocala, Florida’s fiber delivering for decades by Lisa Gonzalez for ILSR, National League of Cities 

 

Georgia

Georgia falling behind in the move to bring broadband-like service to rural areas by Charlie Harper, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 

 

Kentucky

Beshear: high-quality broadband Internet essential economic infrastructure for Kentucky small businesses, skilled workforce by Andy Beshear, BereaOnline 

Broadband Internet expansion proposed by Jennifer Peryam Georgetown News-Graphic

 

Massachusetts 

Springfield council hears arguments for community broadband by Barry Kriger, WLLP.com  

 

Minnesota

Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

 

New York

Nonprofit offers to serve as broadband conduit by Pete Demola, The Sun 

 

North Carolina

Grant to expand broadband access in county by Carl Blankenship, Avery Journal

 

West Virginia

Broadband access project will help Southwest Virginia, Bluefield West Virginia

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Posted September 10, 2018 by Jess Del Fiacco

Arizona

Think your Internet service is slower than advertised? You're not alone by Agnel Philip, Arizona Republic

 

California

Calix ConneXions 2018 expands program to highlight the power of broadband for utility and municipal operators, Calix Inc.

California is leading the state-by-state fight for net neutrality by Karl Bode, The Verge

California sends FCC-defying net neutrality law to governor's desk by Sebastian Martinez Valdivia, NewsChannel5

I live 50 miles from Silicon Valley and I can’t get broadband access by Heather McDougal, Public Knowledge

We are among millions of Americans shut off from the Internet because of poor infrastructure and low incentives for broadband providers to build out to less populated areas. That’s why more than 17 consumer and rural advocate organizations launched the Broadband Connects America (BCA) coalition today.

 

Idaho

Initiative will speed up Internet in rural Idaho by Brian Walker, The Coeur d'Alene Press

 

Maine

Boothbay hosting special selectmen’s meeting on broadband options by Bill Pearson, Boothbay Register

ADTRAN enables Maine’s first nonprofit broadband utility to build open-access fiber optic network, Business Wire

 

Maryland

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