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Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

April 17, 2018

Lisa Gonzalez

In the wake of an enormous and well-funded disinformation campaign by Comcast, Fort Collins' grassroots broadband growth is taking steps to improve connectivity for its residents. The city is openly asking for input from its residents because they know that local authority is better than distant companies controlling their future.READ MORE


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Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

April 17, 2018

Lisa Gonzalez

When Fort Collins voters chose to amend their charter last year, they were choosing a path to simplify their ability to improve local connectivity. When Comcast tried to derail the measure to protect their monopoly, community members established a vibrantREAD MORE


Ohio House Bill Would Address Rural Broadband Access, Encourage Local Investment

Ohio House Bill Would Address Rural Broadband Access, Encourage Local Investment

April 13, 2018

Lisa Gonzalez

Lawmakers in Ohio are slowly advancing a proposal to help fund rural broadband deployment. HB 378 has similarities to Minnesota’s Border-to-Border Broadband Program and will infuse $100 million in to broadband deployment ecosystem over the next two years. It’s a welREAD MORE


Screening Guide: Learn About Municipal Networks, Connect With Neighbors, Share This Film in Your Community

Screening Guide: Learn About Municipal Networks, Connect With Neighbors, Share This Film in Your Community

April 12, 2018

Hannah Trostle

Generate conversation about broadband access in your community with a screening of the short film, "Do Not Pass Go." We have created a helpful guide on how to host a screening of the film in your community. Spend some time connecting READ MORE


More Colorado Communities Vote in Favor of Local Broadband Authority as Legislators Dedicate Rural Broadband Funding

More Colorado Communities Vote in Favor of Local Broadband Authority as Legislators Dedicate Rural Broadband Funding

April 10, 2018

Lisa Gonzalez

In Colorado last week, communities held spring elections if they needed to choose elected officials or ask voters to make decisions on local matters. In six rural communities, voters decided to join the almost 120 municipalities and counties around theREAD MORE


Connectivity in Indigenous Communities, New Report Available

Connectivity in Indigenous Communities, New Report Available

April 6, 2018

Hannah Trostle

In November 2017, about 200 people attended the first Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The summit brought together activists, network administrators, researchers, and many more to consider the successes and challenges in improving Internet access in indigenousREAD MORE


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