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Colorado Now Allows Local Governments to Provide Broadband Without a Local Election

The announcement further notes that local governments have not historically had direct involvement in delivering telecommunications services, but as connectivity is increasingly deemed as essential as a utility like water, the role of local governments is shifting.

Montana Tweaks State Ban On Community Broadband, But Most Restrictions Remain

Montana’s one of seventeen states that have passed laws banning or restricting municipal broadband networks. The bills are usually ghost written by telecom monopoly lawyers, and in many states either outright prohibit community-owned broadband networks, or are designed to make funding and expanding such networks untenable.

Blackfoot Communications to Invest $76 Million in Fiber-based Broadband in Rural Montana

“Access to high-speed internet is essential for businesses, education and families, and these grants help us reach underserved communities in Western Montana. As a Montana-based company with nearly 70 years of experience building and operating networks, we look forward to continuing to help strengthen rural communities across Western Montana and connecting more Montana businesses, schools and homes to fast, reliable broadband.”

Boulder, Colorado Gets Ready to Roll on Citywide Fiber Network

With the construction of its 65-mile dark fiber backbone nearly complete, city officials in Boulder, Colorado are now ready to move into the next phase of their plan: find a private or nonprofit Internet service provider (ISP) to build out a citywide fiber network to deliver last mile service to the city’s 328,000 residents and businesses.

Amazon Sidewalk Is the Sleeping Giant in Your Neighborhood

Your Ring doorbell camera isn’t just beaming a live videofeed from your doorstep to your computer. It’s also extending your home network out onto the street, making a chunk of your internet bandwidth freely available for anyone to use.

Syracuse, NY Votes to Provide Low Cost Fixed Wireless Broadband to Low Income Households

After issuing a request for proposals (RFP) last year, Syracuse officials say they’ve selected Community Broadband Networks FLX to help build the fledgling, city-owned network.

What’s New in Digital Equity: HUD Releases High-Speed Internet Guide

Plus, a continued look at what some state and local governments are doing to increase participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program, and more.

TED Talk – How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town

From the closure of the iconic Route 66 to the roller-coaster history of Buffalo, New York, Paget reveals the power of sharing your town’s “civic story” to spark local revitalization

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series – 4 week email course. Pew Charitable Trusts

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

New Bill Could Make Colorado Friendly State for Municipal Broadband

Earlier this month, a new Colorado bill was introduced that, if passed, would rid the state of a law designed to protect monopoly Internet service providers (ISPs) from competition.