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Spelling Out Our Vision at the Community Broadband Networks Initiative

Spelling Out Our Vision at the Community Broadband Networks Initiative

Christopher Mitchell

June 30, 2020

After many years working to promote community networks, we here at Community Broadband Networks want to lay out our broader vision of a better connected country. We hope this vision pulls together all we've done and continue to do, and provides a framework for understanding our worldview.  READ MORE


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Is Your City Allowed to Close the Digital Divide During the Pandemic?

Is Your City Allowed to Close the Digital Divide During the Pandemic?

Katie Kienbaum

July 6, 2020

As the pandemic drags on, local governments across the country are looking for ways to connect their residents, who need better Internet access for everything from online education to annual taxes to telehealth appointments. But 19 states still place restrictions  READ MORE


Local Cooperative Grows Better Broadband in Rural Alabama

Local Cooperative Grows Better Broadband in Rural Alabama

Katie Kienbaum

July 1, 2020

Alabama-based Cullman Electric Cooperative recently launched its new Fiber-to-the-Home network Sprout Fiber Internet, reported the Cullman Times. In 1936, Cullman Electric was the first co-op in the state of Alabama to “energize” its electric lines. Today, it serves about 44,000 member-owners in   READ MORE


Spelling Out Our Vision at the Community Broadband Networks Initiative

Spelling Out Our Vision at the Community Broadband Networks Initiative

Christopher Mitchell

June 30, 2020

After many years working to promote community networks, we here at Community Broadband Networks (CBN) want to lay out our broader vision of a better connected country. As an initiative of the national research and advocacy nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance,   READ MORE


Tell Your U.S. Representative to Support the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

Tell Your U.S. Representative to Support the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

Katie Kienbaum

June 25, 2020

Update 7/7/20: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act, which includes the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, on Wednesday, July 1. The bill is currently in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced his opposition  READ MORE


New Paper Reveals Systemic Racism of Government Programs That Invest Only in Rural Internet

New Paper Reveals Systemic Racism of Government Programs That Invest Only in Rural Internet

Katie Kienbaum

June 23, 2020

For years, federal and state governments have spent billions of dollars on efforts to build broadband networks in underserved rural communities while doing very little to bring home Internet access to unconnected Americans living in our nation’s cities. A new white p  READ MORE


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