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Community Broadband Media Roundup - December 8
Community Broadband Stories By State
Voters ask city to continue broadband conversation by Darin Atteberry, The Coloradoan
Last month, 83 percent of Fort Collins voters chose to overturn Senate Bill 152, removing legal barriers to the city of Fort Collins’ direct or indirect involvement in providing high-speed broadband. That vote allows us to spend the next several months carefully exploring possibilities in order to identify and begin planning for an appropriate model in Fort Collins.
It is clear that this community wants next-generation high-speed broadband access. City Councilmembers and I regularly hear from residents and businesses that the status quo is not working, and that faster speeds and greater reliability are crucial moving forward.
MBI faults WiredWest plan, won’t use state money for it by Diane Broncacchio
Massachusetts Broadband Institute pulls funding from WiredWest, advises towns to walk away from proposed contract by Mary Serreze
Competition and community savings by Christopher Mitchell, Pioneer Press
Update: Local telecom companies receive broadband grants, local projects supported by Nancy Madsen, Mankato Free Press
Will Monroe County open up its fiber network? by Rachel Barnhart, Rochester First
Tacoma could be first major Washington city with publicly-owned broadband network by Henry Rosoff, KIRO-TV
State grants to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas by Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel
Norvado awarded $98,000 grant for high-speed internet by Kevin Murphy, Ashland Daily Press
City looks for ways to improve Gillette's broadband for businesses by Mykayla Hilgart, Gillette News Record
House Subcommittee Plans Vote on Broadband Boosters by John Eggerton, MultiChannel
Need to Boost Economic Development? Invest in Your Network Infrastructure by GovTech
This Is What Happens in a World Ruled by Broadband Monopolies by Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo
Image of Cowboy Beagle courtesy of Sid through a Creative Commons license.
This is what happens when broadband monopolies rule the world. “For me, personally, it’s like my life stopped right now,” Stewart’s Mayor Galina Durant told the CBC. “My community, including my house and my office, will be without an internet connection.”
Community Broadband Media Roundup - June 8
Iowa receives $26.2 million in emergency education relief to expand broadband access, Discover Muscatine
Community Broadband Media Roundup - June 1
Broadband grants come to Tallapoosa County by Cliff Williams, The Outlook
Community Broadband Media Roundup - May 25
Little-known Internet network plans Western Colorado expansion to link students, nonprofits to supercomputers by Tamara Chuang, Colorado Sun
Community Broadband Media Roundup - May 18
Partnerships can close the digital divide by Apoorva Pasricha & Kevin Frazier, GovTech
Community Broadband Media Roundup - May 11
CPUC moves to help close digital divide for students by Bruce Mirken, Post News Group
Community Broadband Media Roundup - May 4
Mohave Electric Cooperative moves forward to build fiber optic network in partnership with TWN Communications, Cision PR Newswire