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Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 28


Idaho Falls City Council votes to extend high speed fiber network to entire city, East Idaho News 



New fiber optic lines coming to Lohrville by Elijah Decious, The Messenger 

Broadband issues aired at forum by Bill Shea, The Messenger 



City of Bangor to host "Broadband Summit," WABI

New 10-cent surcharge on Maine phone lines will fund broadband expansion, Portland Press Herald

Internet companies leave customers in the dark on storm-related outages, Portlans Press Herald

Our view: Storm exposes flaw in Maine’s cable regulation, Portland Press Herald



Quincy looks to build fiber optic network for better Internet by Liz Markhlevskaya, Patch

"This is really a part of the economy, and this is something people should have to access jobs and other resources," said Cain. "Having Internet is now part of our daily lives that we probably take for granted, but some people still don't have access to in a cheap manner."



Chisago County broadband advocate receives Courageous Leadership Award, County News Review 



Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 21


Who gets access to fast broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County 2014-17 by Hernan Galperin, Thai Le, and Kurt Daum, USC Annenberg 



Broadband lights up West County prospects by Michael Cox, Montrose Daily Press



Lakeland wants to build a broadband network by Bradley George, WUSF



The city with the best fiber-optic network in America might surprise you by Jay Woodruff, Fast Company 



As Iowa works for broadband, reality of situation is murky by Rod Boshart, The Gazette 

Editorial: Waterloo behind on broadband, The Courier 



Garrett works to bring broadband to more residents, Cumberland Times-News



Monticello receives prestigious award for broadband leadership by Jeffrey Hage, Monticello Times

Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 14


Editorial: Internet’s future rests on California’s defense of net neutrality law, Mercury News 




Initiative seeks to boost conditions in region by Marco Cartolano, Journal-Courier 



Waterloo, Iowa, to consider municipal broadband project by Tim Johnson, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier



Rep. Barrett says lifting line fees would speed municipal broadband, but utilities likely to hang tight to this revenue stream by Larry Parnass, Berkshire Eagle

Before fiber-optic cable can be strung on utility poles, space for new telecommunications lines must be prepared in a costly process known as "make ready."

Make that pole space ready for free, says state Rep. John Barrett III, D-North Adams.

"The make-ready costs are ridiculous," he said. "That's really a game-breaker."

Williamstown researching potential for municipal broadband by Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires



CU fiber optics expansion will benefit community by Joe Reynolds, Springfield News-Leader



Bozeman Fiber considers what’s next for local broadband by Katheryn Houghton, Bozeman Daily Chronicle



New York

Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 7


City of Long Beach launches digital inclusion roadmap development process to promote digital equality and inclusion, Signal Tribune 



Fort Collins Connexion plans big discounts on gig-speed Internet for low-income residents by Jacy Marmaduke, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Cheap Internet for low-income users spreads in Denver, but there’s more to the urban digital divide by Tamara Chuang, Colorado Sun 



Lakeland residents invited to ask leaders their questions about proposed city-owned Internet service at broadband forum by Sara-Megan Walsh, Lakeland Ledger 



How Georgia made its unique broadband coverage map by Jed Pressgrove, Government Technology

In rural Georgia, access to broadband worse than data showed, Tuscaloosa News



Disconnection: Business concerns lead Waterloo to explore municipal broadband by Tim Jamison, The Courier 

“We’re just adhering to what the businesses and the residents of the community have been telling us for a long time.

“Broadband internet connections are essential today,” he added. “We just want to make sure that we are competitive and that we continue to try to offer the best opportunity.”

Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 23


Lakeport looks to increase broadband infrastructure by Zack Jordan, Record-Bee



Colorado town offers 1 Gbps for $60 after years of battling Comcast by Karl Bode, TechDirt



In rural Georgia, access to broadband worse than data showed, Times Free Press 



Easthampton explores pathways for municipal Internet by Michael Connors, Daily Hampshire Gazette 

Though it wasn’t brought up at the meeting, Peake said the cities of Holyoke, Westfield and Greenfield had all reached out to the committee, expressing interest in a partnership. In a partnership, the other city could essentially provide and maintain the utility through an expansion of existing services and take a percentage of the overall revenue.


New York

State hearing to look at rural access to broadband Internet by Ellen Abbott, WRVO 



The digital redlining of Dallas by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs 



Nisqually Tribe gets $50,000 to study possible broadband network for Yelm, Roy and McKenna, Nisqually Valley News 


West Virginia

Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 16


Digital divide: Broadband access in Alabama by Greg Privett, Waay TV



Buying PG&E’s distribution network could also make municipal broadband possible by Preston Rhea, San Francisco Examiner

Time to provide real broadband service by Grant Beltrami, Napa Valley Register

Alternatives to getting broadband internet in Nevada County by Erika Kosina, The Union 



Lakeland, Fla., invites resident feedback on broadband by Sara-Megan-Walsh, The Ledger 

Tallahassee broadband study likely to be completed by December by Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat



Georgia rural broadband situation worse than FCC maps showed, new mapping underway by Emma Hurt, WABE



7-town Broadband Committee meets with ConnectME head by Mary Ellen Barnes, Boothbay Register 



FairlawnGig fiber boosts regional economy by Marsha Zager, Broadband Communities

Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 9


Connexion launches broadband services, announces prices by Marshall Dunham, Collegian 

Municipal broadband wins and Comcast fails scoring 1Gbps Internet service for $60 per month by Brandon Hill, Hot Hardware

“The cruel irony of the digital divide” in Colorado: Urban poor are left behind even as access, technology improves by Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun

“Almost all (public) subsidies are going to households with zero access as opposed to households with zero money,” said Mitchell, who works on digital-divide issues. “The political dynamic is that there are no opponents to working on rural broadband. … If you start to look into investing in broadband for lower-income users, you make the cable companies nervous because it increases competition.”



With broadband, Lakeland must be wary of ‘experts’ by Katie Kienbaum, Herald-Tribune



KentuckyWired broadband project completed in Eastern Kentucky, WYMT



Town of Oakland launches broadband survey to determine technological needs of community by Elaine Theriault-Currier, Bangor Daily News



Manistee County awarded $13 M for rural broadband, Manistee News Advocate



Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 3


Fort Collins Connexion announces residential pricing for municipal broadband by Jacy Marmaduke, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Broadband boom by Susan Knopf, Summit Daily 

Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica 



FD voters may weigh in on broadband utility by Bill Shea, The Messenger 

Study: FD residents unhappy with Internet service by Bill Shea, The Messenger 



Pulaski County to explore extending broadband service to rural communities by Janie Slaven, Somerset Commonwealth-Journal 


North Carolina 

House bill could be helping hand for broadband by Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News 

“Listen, I don’t care how we do it,” Corbin said. “I just want to get my people in my end of the state hooked up to Internet because they deserve the Internet as much as somebody that lives in Charlotte or Greensboro or Winston-Salem or Raleigh.”

Internet, connectivity changed education by Drew C. Wilson, Wilson Times