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Public-Private Partnership Brings Better Connectivity to Northwest Colorado With Project THOR

Date: 28 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The breathtaking mountains of northwest Colorado have long attracted skiers and hikers, but broadband providers haven’t found the region’s rugged landscape and sparse population as appealing. Enter Project THOR, a middle mile fiber network developed out of a collaboration among local governments and private companies. … Read More

FCC Says Broadband Being Deployed on a Timely Basis, It’s Just Not Sure Where

Date: 27 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The agency came to this conclusion despite years of concern over how the FCC’s flawed data collection method systematically overstates broadband coverage. “We need to do a better job collecting data,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admitted nearly three years ago, adding, “It’s often said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”… Read More

Monopoly ISPs Too Big to Make Good on Covid-19 Internet Offers

Date: 10 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many national Internet service providers (ISPs) have introduced free and discounted plans to keep people connected during the crisis. The charity of these companies is commendable, but their plans are still leaving low-income subscribers behind. … Read More

Telehealth: Expanding Broadband in Rural Communities for Low Cost Healthcare During and After the Pandemic

Date: 9 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unfortunately, many rural communities don’t have adequate Internet access because, and the lack of connectivity is a barrier to telehealth. Dave predicts that the current Covid-19 crisis will push more healthcare providers to adopt telehealth, even after the pandemic ends. They also consider how the move to telehealth services could actually improve outcomes for many people in North Carolina.… Read More

Rural North Dakotans Get Free, High-Speed Internet Access Thanks to Electric Cooperative Responding to Covid-19 Emergency

Date: 6 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To make the transition to working and learning from home easier for its members, North Dakota telephone cooperative BEK Communications is offering new subscribers four months of free Internet access on its Lightband Fiber-to-the-Home network. The co-op…… Read More

Broadband First Responders: Libraries, Schools, and ISPs Open Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Students for Remote Learning

Date: 26 Mar 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Visitors to libraries across the country are being greeted with signs declaring, “Library Closed,” in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. But increasingly, those words are followed by the ones seen outside Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, Pennsylvania: “Park for Free Wi-Fi.”… Read More

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