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



Louisiana co-op broadband bill faces hurdles in legislature by Mark Ballard, Government Technology

Legislation in the Louisiana state house that would urge electric cooperatives to help bring high-speed Internet to rural areas cleared its third legislative hurdle Monday.But the rural co-ops opposed the bill arguing that recently amended wording in the measure would preclude the cooperatives from competing for the broadband Internet business.


Harford seeks Internet provider to extend broadband to northern part of county by James Whitlow, The Baltimore Sun 



Municipal broadband investment needed now for ‘new normal’ by Joel D. McAuliffe, MassLive 


New Hampshire

Jaffrey considers public-private broadband bond options by Ashley Saari, Ledger-Transcript



Poor Americans face hurdles in getting promised Internet by David McCabe, New York Times


ILSR: Cooperative fiber deployments exceed 360, 62% of subs can get fiber from their telco cooperative by Joan Engebretson, telecompetitor 

Telecom and electric cooperative fiber deployments now exceed 360, according to a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). Among those are 210 deployments supporting gigabit broadband service.

Can municipal broadband bridge the digital divide? by Glenn Daigon, WhoWhatWhy 


Enough is enough by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs 


New study tries, fails, to claim community broadband is an inevitable boondoggle by Karl Bode, Techdirt 


1 big thing: The next battles between cities and states by Kim Hart, Axios Cities Newsletter