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Community Broadband Media Roundup - January 19
Catching fiber by Kara Guzman, Good Times Weekly
“We’re solving our own market problems with a local company, through local government, to protect our community’s interests,” says Guevara. “This isn’t solely about technology. The Internet is access to the world and all the ideas and all the things to come that we can’t even foresee.
Newark, Del., to study municipal broadband options by Phil Goldstein, State Tech Magazine
Charlevoix County to expand high-speed Internet to county transit by Jordan Spence, Petoskey News
Chattanooga, Tenn., utility's Smart Grid receives national environmental recognition by Dave Flessner, GovTech
Broadband adoption reaches a standstill in tech-savvy Seattle by Tod Newcombe, Governing
FCC Chair: 39% of rural America lacks broadband access by Chris Morran, The Consumerist
A big part of the problem with providing high-speed Internet to rural America is infrastructure. Many of these areas are served by old copper-line networks that telecom companies have repeatedly been accused of neglecting and allowing to fall into disrepair.
We still suck at bringing quality broadband to all Americans by Karl Bode, TechDirt
Big cable owns Internet access. Here's how to change that by Susan Crawford, Medium-Back Channel
Broadband grants come to Tallapoosa County by Cliff Williams, The Outlook
Little-known Internet network plans Western Colorado expansion to link students, nonprofits to supercomputers by Tamara Chuang, Colorado Sun
Partnerships can close the digital divide by Apoorva Pasricha & Kevin Frazier, GovTech
CPUC moves to help close digital divide for students by Bruce Mirken, Post News Group