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Community Broadband Media Roundup - June 8
The power of partnerships: Scott County, Minnesota by Masha Zager, Broadband Communities
State efforts to close Internet gap hampering distance learning aren’t being expedited — at least for now by Erin Hinrichs, Minnpost
First-of-its-kind push wants NH Electric Cooperative to become a broadband cooperative, too by David Brooks, Concord Monitor
High-Speed In The Hinterlands by Carrie Hagen, Mountain Home
Broadband expansion in Richland County part of statewide connectivity push by Adam Benson, The Post and Courier
Rural broadband the right way by Timothy & Leslie Nulty, VT Digger
To bridge digital divide, Roanoke County Public Schools will provide nearly 700 hot spots in 2020–21 school year by Claire Mitzel, The Roanoke Times
An opportunity to close Indian Country’s digital divide is expiring by Joseph Lee, High Country News
Under the best circumstances, Linnea Jackson’s 85-year-old grandmother would struggle to navigate a virtual doctor’s appointment, but a poor Internet connection made it nearly impossible. With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting visits to medical offices, Jackson, the general manager of the Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District, ended up using her cellphone as a hotspot — a Band-Aid for her community’s long standing connectivity problems.
Four sources of funding for rural broadband networks by Kelly Hill, RCR Wireless News
Congressional leaders: Invest in broadband, domestic supply chains to restore economy by Kendra Horn and Brian Fitzpatrick, USA Today
The need for Internet in rural America is great, and the return on investment, especially in the midst of an economic crash, would be powerful. About 40% of Americans in rural areas and 68% of Americans on tribal lands do not have access to high-speed internet. Delivering broadband to these communities would provide economic and quality-of-life improvements that would ripple through our nation’s rural towns and counties.
Broadband subscriptions are up...but what's behind the numbers?, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
Local Broadband is the solution to paucity of access in United States, say panelists at Merit Network Webinar by Elijah Labby, Broadband Breakfast
Frontier users must pay “rental” fee for equipment they own until December by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
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
Glenwood working toward installing a new broadband system over the next two years by Matthew Bennett, Post Independent