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A New Municipal Broadband Advocacy Organization is Born

“We were formed by a group of municipal officials in order to advance advocacy efforts for public broadband and to make sure they have a voice in Washington and in all 50 states,” said AAPB board member Bob Knight.

Tuesday’s Headlines Are Sick of Sprawl – 105-acre south Missoula property sold in record-breaking deal

How cities built for car dependence contribute to climate change. Plus, a windfall tax on oil companies’ record profits?

Broadband Communities Summit 2022 – “Fiber: The Lifeblood of the New Economy” – 5/2-5/5 – Houston, Texas

As states and local governments look to leverage the flood of federal funds for the creation of ubiquitous high speed Internet access, an upcoming conference promises to be packed with practical insights from leading broadband experts on how to maximize the moment.

New Federal Broadband Funds Will Come With a Fight

The bipartisan infrastructure bill appears to transform how the federal government subsidizes broadband infrastructure. But evidence suggests that big companies may not allow the status quo to change without a fight.

White House Announces ‘Rural Playbook’ to Help Underserved Rural Communities Gain Access to Federal Stimulus Funding

The “Rural Playbook” provides rural communities with information on the “what, when, where, and how to apply” for infrastructure funds.

Muni Broadband Makes Longmont Among Nation’s Best Work-From-Home Cities

“The number-one requirement for a good work-from-home location is fast, reliable Internet access,” PCMag explains.

Stock Buybacks Remind Us That Monopoly ISPs Work for Shareholders, Not Subscribers

Local governments need to be wary about the huge cable and telephone monopolies stopping by their offices and offering generously to solve the digital divide once and for all, if only we give them more taxpayer money.

This is America’s broadband moment. Don’t screw it up

As connectivity becomes increasingly important to everyday life, policymakers at all levels can take action to streamline broadband infrastructure projects and improve internet access for all communities.

Forget the Billionaires Tax, 5 Ways Biden’s Budget Might Actually Help Spur Small Business

President Joe Biden’s budget requests a record sum for the Small Business Administration. Here are some of the ways your business could benefit.

Partnerships With Electric Utilities Can Help Expand Broadband Access

How investor-owned utilities provide infrastructure to bring high-speed internet to rural America

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