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Montana Is Dead Last! - Report Finds Fastest, Slowest U.S. Broadband States and Cities - What is Montana going to do? What are you going to do?:


On a statewide basis, Rhode Island ranks at the top with an average speed of 36.69Mbps, while Montana was last. with an average speed of only 10.94Mbps, according to the report. So downloading an HD ...


Now Is the Time to Fight for Fast Internet:


The FCC chairman supports defining broadband as speeds that are barely fast enough for browsing, let alone media streaming, video conferencing, or other business-related uses. The question is: ...


Poland's big broadband test: Getting firms to fight over high-speed links for rural areas:


Poland is aiming to make high-speed internet available to almost 1.3 million homes and all schools in mostly rural areas. And so far, it has companies scrambling for a piece of this $900m pie. But ...


Montana GOED survey regarding current and future broadband Internet needs in Montana. Please let your voice be heard. :


The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development, in partnership with a Montana-based graduate student with the University of Colorado, invites you to participate in a survey https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0PrJGOFGXJGsF0h&Q_JFE=0 ...


Unique Model Makes Citizens a Funding Partner in Broadband Network:


A city in eastern Idaho figured out how to build a gig network for its city of 13,800 residents with no debt and a strong sign-up rate. Maybe there's a lesson for other communities here. By ...


Broadband Analysis: Scrappy Wireless ISPs Get the Job Done:


WISPs are starting to make a difference in metropolitan areas. Rural areas don't need to wait on expensive and hard-to-build fiber-to-the-home networks to start using broadband. In many cases, ...


Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will:


Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions. Kaleigh Rogers https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/paax9n/rural-america-is-building-its-own-internet-because-no-one-else-will Many ...


FCC Proposes to 'Fix' Rural Broadband by Changing the Definition:


Ajit Pai's proposal to "solve" rural America's broadband problem won't help you watch Netflix, finish your homework, or download videos from your grandkids. All it does is move the goalposts and ...


Rural Broadband: Taking a Broad-Scope Look at State Legislation:


Broadband Internet access has been a focal point for legislators across the U.S. In 2017 sessions alone, many states have taken their own shot at crafting pro-access legislation. And in March, Sen. ...


Broadband Economic Benefits: Why Invest in Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption?:


The long-term economic benefits of providing broadband access to every rural community exceed the cost of building that infrastructure. And it isn't even close. By Roberto Gallardo and Mark Rembert Full ...


Montana public K-12 schools can now apply for funding to boost access to high-speed broadband:


School leaders - Governor Steve Bullock today announced that public K-12 schools can now apply for funding to boost access to high-speed broadband, giving schools the ability to develop 21st century ...


Notice of Funds Availability - Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program for FY 2017.:


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced this week that USDA is accepting applications for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-bill-broadband-loans-loan-guarantees ...


Broadband and Rural Economies - Maybe Small Is Better:




'If You Care about Broadband, You Cannot Remain on the Sidelines':


Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn tells a rural connectivity summit in Ohio that Washington, D.C., decision makers need to hear from them. Now. I am going to ... give out some ...


Imagining More from Broadband: High-Speed Access Delivers Impact, not Just Data:


Combine broadband with a 3-D printer, and you transform data into objects that can fix a tractor or help a child thrive. Rural communities are showing that high-speed access isn't just a theoretical ...


More than 90 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband:


The Scottish Government has pledged that all homes and businesses in Scotland will have superfast broadband available to them by 2021 with an interim target of 95 per cent by the end of this year. by ...


Rural America Is Stranded in the Dial-Up Age:


High costs and lack of access to broadband service prevent residents of far-flung communities from joining the modern economy By Jennifer Levitz and Valerie Bauerlein | Photographs by Nick Schnelle ...


Why getting Montana's rural schools up to internet speed is such an incredibly slow go:


Viewed from Highway 12, Woodman School is a pastoral painter's dream. A bell tower tops the white wooden schoolhouse, which sits on a hill 10 miles west of Lolo. Cows graze in a pasture out front ...


Residents welcome new broadband lines near Dearborn, Montana:


When Jim Ahrens noticed he had faster, more reliable internet service he didn't conjure up a catchy history-making line that would shame telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell's "Mr. Watson, come here, ...


Exploring Business Model Options For Broadband Deployment, 6/21, Online:


2017-06-21 12:00:00 Webinar Contact: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6881955806852237570 BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations: Exploring Business Model Options for ...


Communities Take the Search for Broadband Into Their Own Hands:




Communities, Not Telcos, Should Define Success of Municipal Broadband Networks:


Too often, reports on the feasibility of municipal broadband networks in smaller markets are sponsored by large telecom companies with a financial stake in the game. Many communities with muni networks ...


New P3s May Finally Bridge the Digital Divide:


Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. The more fiber the city installs, the ...


SpaceX outlines plans for 2019 launch of space-based broadband:


Citing figures from the FCC, Cooper said that 34 million American lack access to 25 mbps broadband service, and that there is a big disparity between those living in urban and rural areas, where more ...


Slow Internet Is Fueling Rural-Urban Inequality:




Want Real Choice in Broadband? Make These 3 Things Happen:


Regulators are now off the backs of big internet providers. Thanks to a resolution signed by President Trump earlier this month, consumer-friendly privacy rules passed by the Obama-era Federal Communications ...


Next Century Cities Releases Policy Agenda for Strategies to Expand Broadband Access:


The document tackles some of the barriers communities face as they work to bring high-speed Internet to their citizens. From small cities like Ammon, Idaho, and Sandy, Ore., to large metro areas ...


How Chattanooga aims to cut poverty with superfast internet Breaking barriers:


The city's gigabit network has earned it a reputation as a flourishing tech hub. Now, city leaders are trying to figure out how to spread the digital wealth to residents left behind. "The reason ...


Two Examples of Bringing Affordable Broadband to Rural Markets:


Myth: It's too expensive to bring high speed broadband to rural areas. Reality: Providers are bringing high speed broadband to rural areas! Two broadband companies -- one for-profit, one ...


Government, Business Get Together to Provide Broadband:


If you think you know all the possible ways to broker a better broadband deal for your community, think again. Partnerships don't have to be all or nothing. They can be some of each. By Craig ...

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