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Community Broadband Media Roundup - November 5


In San Leandro, we are building on public broadband investment for a brighter future by Corina Lopez, National League of Cities

In order to close the digital divide for all residents and further unleash economic growth, federal and state governments must invest more in broadband infrastructure of all kinds, including both fiber and wireless. Furthermore, we will need federal officials and their state counterparts to cease preemptive legislative trends that have tied cities’ hands and prevented public or public-private solutions from taking root. 



More than half of Longmont has signed up for NextLight, and private Internet providers have reacted by Sam Lounsberry, Times-Call 



Idaho Falls residents weigh cost/benefits of fiber network by Ryan Suppe, Post Register



Tina Smith talks drug prices, healthcare, broadband by Nathan Bowe, DL Online

Ely Broadband Coalition looking for more grant projects by Keith Vandervort, The TimberJay



Details emerging on broadband network plans by Richard Hanners, Blue Mountain Eagle

Municipal broadband now before Portland City Council, NW Labor Press



Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 29


Loveland council to vote on bond issue, business plan for municipal broadband by Julia Rentsch, Reporter-Herald



Coming together in the pursuit of bringing broadband to rural Hoosiers by Eric Pfeiffer, Hoosier Ag Today 



Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands by J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald

Roughly 15 percent of Maine residents still don’t have access to broadband service as defined by the federal standard of at least 25 megabits per second download and 3 Mbps upload, said Peggy Schaffer, who runs the Maine Broadband Coalition, an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and private individuals seeking to improve broadband access in the state.



Lyndon Township’s broadband infrastructure well on its way to construction phase, except for an endangered species by Lynne Beauchamp, The Sun Times News

Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 22


Opelika to sell OPS ONE in $14 million deal by Lily Jackson, O-A News 



Rural Americans struggle with poor broadband access by Theresa Krug, VOA



Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide by Lyz Lenz, Columbia Journalism Review

Center For Rural Affairs study: parts of state still lack high-speed Internet By Matt Kelley, RadioIowa

"We know as agriculture changes, as manufacturing changes, consistently we see micro-entrepreneurs and small business creation as being a key element to employment and strong economies in rural areas,” Hladik says. “Frankly, today, having broadband and high-speed Internet is essential to a successful business.”



Kansas legislators push FCC to fix broadband subsidy shortfall by John Eggerton, Multichannel News



CEL brings high–speed service to the city by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder



Co-Mo wins support for broadband expansion, Lake News Online

The funding will be used to support the current efforts of Co-Mo Connect and to fulfill the hopes of many who weren’t going to see broadband in their area without us.

Chinn: High-speed Internet crucial to attract next-generation Missouri farmers by Brian Hauswirth, Fourstates Home Page


Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 15



Fiber optic master plan proceeds in San Leandro by Christine Book, Smart & Resilient Cities 



Georgia’s rural woes a big problem awaiting next governor by Max Blau, Atlanta Journal-Constitution



Councilor starts online petition about the need for municipal broadband by G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder



Broadband a high priority for economic development by Keith Vandervort, The Timberjay (requires subscription)


North Carolina 

Wilson’s Gig East forum to explore future of work, innovation by Shannon Cuthrell, WRAL Techwire

“Gig East has become a forum for us to discuss emerging technology and the opportunities it presents for micropolitan communities. We are proud to be hosting our third annual event, bringing together the Triangle and Wilson communities for shared discussion.”


South Carolina 

South Carolina public-private partnership makes economic case for broadband by Colin Demarest, Aiken Standard

Nearly 12,000 Aiken County residents lack access to even the most basic Internet service, according to a connectivity study presented in September during a Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum.



Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 8


Internet on the range: Rural residents suffer with lack of broadband options by Wendy Howell, Williams News



Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica 

The FCC and DOJ claim that California's net neutrality law conflicts with the federal government's deregulatory policy for broadband. California argues that the FCC gave up its authority to regulate broadband and therefore cannot preempt states from regulating the industry.

The federal government and California are officially at war over net neutrality by April Glaser, Slate

Justice department sues to block California net neutrality law by Klint Finley, Wired

Expanded access to Wi-Fi is a keystone in San Leandro, Calif.'s smart city plan by Skip Descant, GovTech

Community Broadband Media Roundup - October 1


Regional meeting coming in October for rural broadband by Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Standard Journal 



Rural digital divide two-fold problem for KY, Kentucky News Connection 



Springfield explores fiber-optic Internet system but winces at potential $50 million cost by Peter Goonan, MassLive



Real hope for rural broadband on the Iron Range by Aaron J. Brown, Hibbing Daily Tribune 


North Carolina

Botetourt County to take next steps in increasing broadband access following end of summit by Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times

Avery receives grant to expand broadband in country by Brian Miller, 



Pa. Utility Commission wants to know: How fast is your Internet? by Brian C. Rittmeyer, TribLive



Commission considers broadband options by Autumn Hughes, Cleveland Daily Banner 

Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 24



How technology and innovation can transform the classroom by Matt Prusiecki, Inside Indiana Business

Digital divide: College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds, Indiana University 



St. John Valley broadband initiative seeks input from businesses, residents, Mainebiz



Renville County broadband project on track for June completion by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune

The state's Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program awarded a $865,000 grant for the Renville County portion of the project. The grant calls for providing service to 193 underserved households, 99 underserved businesses and three community anchor institutions.


Community Broadband Media Roundup - September 17



Ocala, Florida’s fiber delivering for decades by Lisa Gonzalez for ILSR, National League of Cities 



Georgia falling behind in the move to bring broadband-like service to rural areas by Charlie Harper, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 



Beshear: high-quality broadband Internet essential economic infrastructure for Kentucky small businesses, skilled workforce by Andy Beshear, BereaOnline 

Broadband Internet expansion proposed by Jennifer Peryam Georgetown News-Graphic



Springfield council hears arguments for community broadband by Barry Kriger,  



Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica


New York

Nonprofit offers to serve as broadband conduit by Pete Demola, The Sun 


North Carolina

Grant to expand broadband access in county by Carl Blankenship, Avery Journal


West Virginia