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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 ...


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's digital empowerment agenda is good news for rural America:


According to the Pew Research Center, only 55 percent of rural Americans use broadband at home. Hopefully this is about to change, as the FCC's new Chairman Ajit Pai has some very big ideas about how ...


How Broadband Populists Are Pushing for Government -Run Internet One Step at a Time:


They are trying to cripple the current model in tactical skirmishes over discreet issues such as broadband privacy, net neutrality, and municipal broadband rules. "We really want to decentralize power. ...


Governor Bullock Announces Expanded Access to High-Speed Internet for Montana Students:


Through partnership with EducationSuperHighway, 90 percent of Montana School Districts now meet minimum connectivity goal; up from 77 percent in 2015 Governor Steve Bullock today announced that ...


What's the ROI on Local Broadband?:


Hard data enables Louisville, Ky., residents to know their broadband speeds and it's also proving beneficial to the city, which is looking to kick off new connectivity projects. by Adam Stone Full ...


Lobbying for Community Broadband Under a Trump Presidency:


Advocates must aggressively engage in politics at all levels if they hope to keep up with giant incumbents that expect the political winds to blow in their favor. by Craig Settles Full Story: ...


Missoula Economic Partnership launches Missoula broadband survey :


The Missoula Economic Partnership last week launched a new survey exploring the broadband needs of area businesses, and whether the city's current network is capable of meeting their Internet demands. Jenni ...


Bozeman Fiber completes first phase, connects city, county, schools :


The first phase of Bozeman's gigabit fiber service wrapped up construction last month, though it may be some time before most residents have access to faster or cheaper internet service. Currently, ...


Increasing broadband connectivity a key to economic growth:


The Broadband Tech Summit was hosted by the Utah Broadband Outreach Center http://business.utah.gov/programs/broadband/ in the Governor's Office of Economic Development. The center is a state program ...

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