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Near the Heart of Silicon Valley, a Community Failed by the Big Internet Providers Is Building Its Own Network

Near the Heart of Silicon Valley, a Community Failed by the Big Internet Providers Is Building Its Own Network

Katie Kienbaum

September 10, 2020

Scott Vanderlip can see Google’s headquarters from his house in the town of Los Altos Hills, California. Still, some of his neighbors struggle to access the online world that the tech company has helped shape. So they created Los Altos Hills Community Fiber, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that’s bringing a local, high-quality connectivity option to the area.  READ MORE


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Oregon Passes New Universal Service Fee Law to Expand Rural Internet Access

Oregon Passes New Universal Service Fee Law to Expand Rural Internet Access

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

September 18, 2020

Over the summer, Oregon took a second swing at revising its state Universal Service Fund program by passing SB 1603, a bill which will create a larger rural broadband development fund by including retail wireless and VoIP service (in addition  READ MORE


Illinois City Brings No-Cost Internet Access to Students in Mobile Home Park

Illinois City Brings No-Cost Internet Access to Students in Mobile Home Park

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

September 15, 2020

When school shut down past spring, Unit 4 schools in Champaign, Illinois scrambled to get students connected like everyone else. The district handed out Chromebooks and teachers went to work transitioning to online instruction so the school year could continue.  READ MORE


In the Wall Street Journal: Rural Families Struggle With Work and School With No Home Internet

In the Wall Street Journal: Rural Families Struggle With Work and School With No Home Internet

Christopher Mitchell

September 14, 2020

In the News: Christopher Mitchell August 31, 2020 Media Outlet: The Wall Street Journal Months after work and school went remote for millions of Americans, some communities are still waiting to get online. In the Wall Street Journal, members of a rural community in West V  READ MORE


Near the Heart of Silicon Valley, a Community Failed by the Big Internet Providers Is Building Its Own Network

Near the Heart of Silicon Valley, a Community Failed by the Big Internet Providers Is Building Its Own Network

Katie Kienbaum

September 10, 2020

Scott Vanderlip can see Google’s headquarters from his house in the town of Los Altos Hills, California (pop. 9,000). But still, some of his neighbors struggle to access the online world that the tech company has helped shape. “There are people in   READ MORE


How West Des Moines, Iowa, Is Bringing Google Fiber’s High-Speed Internet to City Residents

How West Des Moines, Iowa, Is Bringing Google Fiber's High-Speed Internet to City Residents

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

September 8, 2020

 In July we wrote about West Des Moines’ announcement that it would build an open access citywide conduit system to spur broadband infrastructure investment, and how Google Fiber became the Iowa city’s first partner. In this episode of the Community Broadband Bits   READ MORE


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