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Broadband is Affordable Infrastructure (Fact Sheet)

Broadband is Affordable Infrastructure (Fact Sheet)

Lisa Gonzalez

February 21, 2019

Local governments spend billions on all sorts of infrastructure every year to advance the public good for their communities. We've developed a fact sheet to compare how fiber network infrastructure compares to other public investments.  READ MORE


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Colorado Town Moves Forward on Community-Owned Broadband

Colorado Town Moves Forward on Community-Owned Broadband

Lisa Gonzalez

March 18, 2019

Last week, Trustees in Estes Park, Colorado, unanimously voted to change the community’s municipal code in order to bring constituents what they want — a publicly owned broadband network. Strong Support It’s been four years since 92 percent of voters in Estes Park chose to opt out   READ MORE


Cooperatives Team Up to Bring Better Internet Access to North Carolinians

Cooperatives Team Up to Bring Better Internet Access to North Carolinians

Lisa Gonzalez

March 13, 2019

In an effort to find ways to connect some of the state’s most disconnected communities, RiverStreet Networks and North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives recently announced that they will work together for a series of pilot projects across the state. The initiative has the potential to discove  READ MORE


Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Internet Access: Getting the U.S. Up To Speed (Episode 67)

Hibba Meraay

March 7, 2019

Host Christopher Mitchell speaks with Harvard Law Professor and broadband champion Susan Crawford about her book Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution — And Why America Might Miss It. Christopher and Susan talk about bringing better connectivity to rural and urban ar  READ MORE


City’s Fiber Network Boosts Competition, Internet Access for Residents

City's Fiber Network Boosts Competition, Internet Access for Residents

Lisa Gonzalez

March 6, 2019

Idaho Falls residents in select areas are now able to tap into fast, affordable, reliable connectivity through their city’s fiber optic network. Idaho Falls Fiber (IFF) and Idaho Falls Power (IFP) recently announced that premises in three residential areas of t  READ MORE


Baby Step Toward Restoring Local Authority in Arkansas

Baby Step Toward Restoring Local Authority in Arkansas

Lisa Gonzalez

February 27, 2019

Earlier this month, we learned about a Senate bill in the Arkansas State Legislature that, in it’s original form, would have rescinded state restrictions preventing many municipalities from improving local connectivity. After amendments, SB 150 lost most of its effectiveness, but the bil  READ MORE


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