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Virginia Promotes Competition by Expanding its Residential Broadband Service

Virginia Promotes Competition by Expanding its Residential Broadband Service

Lisa Gonzalez

February 19, 2020

The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) in Virginia recently announced that they are now ready to begin developing residential Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties and the cities of Salem and Roanoke. The Next Lo...  READ MORE


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Virginia Promotes Competition by Expanding its Residential Broadband Service

Virginia Promotes Competition by Expanding its Residential Broadband Service

Lisa Gonzalez

February 19, 2020

The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) in Virginia recently announced that they are now ready to begin developing residential Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties and the cities of Salem and Roanoke. The Next Logical Step Since 2016, the open  READ MORE


Expect Broken Promises From T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Expect Broken Promises From T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Lisa Gonzalez

February 19, 2020

The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is moving forward, notwithstanding legal opposition from multiple state attorneys general. In a recent article, Christopher Mitchell Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Community Broadband Networks Initiative, and Paul Goodman, Technology Equity Director from The Greenlining Institute, explained the tenuous reason  READ MORE


Michigan Cities Take Next Steps Toward Improving Local Internet Access

Michigan Cities Take Next Steps Toward Improving Local Internet Access

Katie Kienbaum

February 14, 2020

A pair of Michigan cities are taking the next step toward a municipal broadband network by pursuing a feasibility study. Farmington and Farmington Hills, suburbs of Detroit, approved the joint broadband feasibility study at the end of January. Officials hope the  READ MORE


Eight Counties in Pennsylvania Prioritize Rural Connectivity

Eight Counties in Pennsylvania Prioritize Rural Connectivity

Lisa Gonzalez

February 13, 2020

Local officials in eight mostly-rural counties in southwest Pennsylvania are combining efforts to determine first, what connectivity is available and, second, what can be done to improve it. Seeking Updated Information Westmoreland, Fayette, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, and Fulton counties have  READ MORE


Good News for Missouri as Four Counties Look Forward to High-Quality Internet Access

Good News for Missouri as Four Counties Look Forward to High-Quality Internet Access

Lisa Gonzalez

February 10, 2020

Gascosage Electric Cooperative, serving members in south-central Missouri, recently joined the list of ReConnect recipients. The co-op will use a $14 million grant and loan combination to deploy gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to members in four counties where people are unserved  READ MORE


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