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Net neutrality measure moves to Polis' desk by Charles Ashby, The Daily Sentinel
"We have set aside nearly $170 million to support new Internet connections, broadband deployment to every corner of Colorado," Hansen said. "That was an incredibly important step that we took together as a General Assembly, but there was one important problem that we didn't address, and that is, what happens if we get in a situation where one of those new providers decides to offer service that's not net neutral."
BRIEF: Georgia lawmakers OK electric co-ops to sell Internet service by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“This authorizes one of the main players in rural Georgia to provide a service that they're not legally authorized to provide now,” said House Rules Chairman Jay Powell, a Republican from Camilla. “We're trying to break down the barriers that prevent services from being provided.”
Holyoke ballot question will gauge interest in city-run Internet service by Dennis Hohenberger, MassLive
Apple Valley set to receive broadband by Grace Bird, The Greenfield Recorder
CLW looks to fund broadband expansion itself by Amanda Lien, The Dispatch
Voter turnout, broadband Internet updates provided at county commission meeting by Sarah Gray, The Marshall Democrat-News
Can Redding become the nation's next 'Gig City?' by Michele Chandler, Redding Record Searchlight
“It’s kind of like when the city gives somebody a sewer. You get a sewer connection or you get a water connection. This way, you get a fiber connection. Then you can get on and sign up with any number of different services from the private sector for your bandwidth,” McElvain said.
The pathway forward for mapping broadband speeds in America by Ed Blayney, Medium
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket by Maureen Milliken, MaineBiz
Broadband project seeks local support by Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun
Houston officials raise the alarm over bill to limit cable franchise fees by Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle
Houston and San Antonio officials also argue that the bill would provide disproportionate benefits to the largest telecom companies, which are generally the ones who pay cable franchise fees and right-of-way access line charges.
Vermont House overwhelmingly advances broadband bill funding community models by John Dillon, VPR
City of Fayetteville seeks broadband expansion by Hicham Raache, KNWA
"We want to make sure that the people in NWA and Fayetteville have the tools they need to understand the technology and to use it effectively to participate in the digital economy," Jordan said.
Garamendi aims to ‘save the Internet’ with focus on rural communities by Matthew Keys, Daily Republic
Introducing community-owned and operated broadband, Estes Park News
Flagler business town hall focuses on broadband access by Aaron London, St. Augustine Record
“We’ve gotten to a point today where having high-speed access is no different from turning on your water in the morning or turning your lights on,” she said. “It’s not something that separates us from an economic development standpoint when we have it to make us better than anybody else, but the differentiating point today is when you don’t have it.”
Vinton pushes forward with fiber-to-home by Mitchell Schmidt, The Gazette
Maine picks new director to lead broadband push, The News & Observer
Poloncarz wants to close county's digital divide with $20M high-speed network by Sandra Tan and Caitlin Dewey, The Buffalo News
Trustees approve broadband project by Tyler Pialet, Trail-Gazette
"Broadband service is critical for any community moving into the future, and technological challenges are greater for a smaller community like Estes Park," Lancaster said.
Voters to decide on broadband for Chesterfield by Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer
Milan provides residential broadband as part of public utilities by Josh Robinson, WBBJ News
Botetourt County fighting for broadband access by Cynthia Beasley, ABC 13 News
"From the time I got that email..." she said. "Ten minutes - to get that website to load. By the time I got there the job was already gone. Because of the slow Internet, I wasn't able to get that job."
Silicon Valley mayor to feds: ‘Get out of the way’ of innovation by Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
Q&A with Jeremiah Sloan, Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation: Arkansas co-op builds fiber fast by Sam Pratt, Broadband Communities
Broadband 'moonshot' has rural Minnesotans hopeful by John Reinan, Star Tribune
“They did it in the ’30s with electricity. They did it in the ’50s with telephones. This is the electricity of the 21st century,” said Anne Schwagerl, an organic farmer in Browns Valley on the South Dakota border.
Electric co-ops look into funding opportunities to provide Internet service by Dennis Seid, Daily Journal
“From a utility standpoint, broadband technologies benefit cooperative members by allowing them to better manage their home energy use, and they will make cooperative distribution systems more dynamic, flexible and efficient,” said Joe Brannan, chief executive officer of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives.
Jason Dart said, "You can't do normal life generally speaking in America anymore without being able to get on broadband.
San Jose tackles the digital divide by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs
The city recognizes that there are no instant fixes and already recognizes that it might take a decade to bring fast affordable broadband to everybody in the city. I’m sure that $24 million is also just a downpayment towards a permanent broadband solution. But this plan puts the city ahead of every other major metropolitan area in the willingness to tackle the problem head-on.
Bill aims to maintain net neutrality by Charles Ashby, Daily Sentinel
City celebrates milestone for Connexion broadband service, but sign-up dates still unknown by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Rural broadband funding could connect more Ohio Valley communities to high-speed Internet by Liam Niemeyer, Ohio Valley ReSource
Wired for future: How broadband bridges gaps between countryside and city by David Singer, WGME
South Portland broadband plan could hit funding snag by David Harry, The Forecaster
The 4th utility: How Ventura County is working to increase broadband by Arlene Martinez, Ventura County Star
Community-owned utilities provide reliable, affordable broadband service by Josh Byrnes, Des Moines Register
Google Fiber leaving Louisville by Doug Dawson, POTs and PANs
To stay competitive, Kentucky utility doubles Internet speed by Austin Ramsey, Messenger-Inquirer
Northampton eyes municipal broadband network by Bera Dunau, Daily Hampshire
“We don’t want to be the last Western Mass town to have the benefits of a high-speed municipally controlled network,” said Feldscher.
Making broadband work in Marshall, Michigan by Lisa Gonzalez, CitiesSpeak
Let’s Connect’ seeks better broadband for rural NC by Katie Kienbaum, News & Observer
Grant to help expand telehealth opportunities in WNC, The Dispatch
Why the future of satellite Internet might be decided in rural Alaska by Erin Winick, MIT Technology Review
San Jose launches new fund to bring Internet to thousands of off-line homes by Emily Deruy, The Mercury News
The city estimates that, even today, around 95,000 residents have no Internet access at home.
San Jose, CA to bridge digital divide with new inclusion fund by Chris Teale, Smart Cities Dive
Georgia House OKs electric co-ops to offer high-speed Internet by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Families and children are being left behind because they don’t have access to Internet in our community,” said state Rep. Winfred Dukes, a Democrat from Albany.
Maine’s rural broadband may get a boost by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald
Town of Oakland receives broadband grant from Maine Community Foundation by Elaine Theriault-Currier, Bangor Daily News
Maine one of eight states chosen to update national broadband availability map by Kate Foye, Bangor Daily News
Fort Collins municipal broadband will offer first service in August, Reporter-Herald
VMEU holds last meeting before the final vote concerning broadband by Valerie Close, Vinton Today
Foundation partners fund study by Bill Rethlake, Daily News
Why rural broadband could take years to implement by William Moore, Daily Journal
Midlands Voices: Broadband is a basic service for all Nebraskans by Johnathan Hladik, Omaha World-Herald
We are often contacted by families who lack broadband access but live in a Census block that the state marks as served. For these forgotten households, there is little hope for change. Providers lack incentive to extend service their way. Limited state resources are spent elsewhere.
Lack of broadband in rural Nebraska creating a 'digital divide' by Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star
Annual State of the City address: Fort Collins' success depends on everyone, leaders emphasize by Nick Coltrain, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Tipmont REMC promises economic growth in rural Indiana through broadband Internet by Lindsay Moore, Lafayette Journal & Courier
Lowell City Council eyes creating municipal broadband network by Rick Sobey, Lowell Sun
Now everyone relies on internet access -- for work, for contacting people, for your TV, for everything.
Petersham inks broadband agreement with state by Greg Vine, Athol Daily News
Windsor asked to back broadband hookup plan, add to legal expenses by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle