Digital divide about more than minimal connections by Michael Lazzara, Fayetteville Observer
Loveland council to vote on awarding contract for municipal broadband network design to Nokia by Julia Rentsch, Loveland Reporter Herald
Lawmakers look to ‘small cell’ tech for rural high-speed internet answers by Diane Wagner, Northwest Georgia News
Louisville's digital divide is about more than internet access — here's why by Bridgett Weaver, Louisville Business Journal [Subscription Required]
Measuring Broadband's (Public) Return on Investment by Tim Marema, The Daily Yonder
A new study commissioned by the Blandin Foundation may help small communities put some hard numbers behind broadband’s public benefit.
“Return on Investment: Measuring Impact of Broadband in Five Rural Minnesota Communities” looks at communities that have spent public funds on building out networks. The words “high speed” are critical. These communities have run fiber to homes and businesses or have plans to do so in the near future.