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The Pacific NW Rural Broadband Alliance Joins the EFA!

Key ways in which our organization works towards the goals and ends that the EFA fights for:
Closing the digital divide:

Does America Want to Invest in Broadband?

You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

A Relay is Born: the Missoula Valley Internet Co-op Grows One Radio Link at a Time

As we’ve discussed in prior articles, and in our previous community call, the success of this community owned and operated network that we are building hinges upon two things:

Local Franchising, Big Cities, and Fiber Broadband

If states want more private fiber to be expanded in their big cities, it appears clear that allowing cities to negotiate on their own behalf is one powerful option that needs to be restored.

Recording of the Missoula Valley Internet Co-op Community (Grant Creek in Missoula) Call

During this call we discussed the progress we have made in our service area build out, specifically regarding our first initiative of connecting the north Grant Creek area.

Missoula Valley Internet Co-op Community Call Agenda — 03/14/21 – 4PM MST – Online

While this call is open to anyone who would like to join to learn about our activities and ask questions about our service or general operations, we would like to extend our invitations to this call particularly to residents of the Grant Creek area.

The Power of Pay-per-Forward: Leaving Flat Fee Internet Service Plans Behind

At the Pacific NW Rural Broadband Alliance we are building broadband networks that function very differently than traditional ISP’s on a number of different levels.

Proposed law could force ISPs to stop hiding true size of monthly bills

“ISPs are notorious for keeping customers in the dark,” bill supporter says.

Missoula Valley Internet Co-op Community Call – March 14th –

We welcome anyone to join and ask any questions they may have about our operations, service, and our plans but particularly encourage residents of the Grant Creek area to attend this call and discuss how we can best serve the area’s residents interested in a community based provider or who are otherwise cut off from adaquate broadband.

F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.