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Broadband Competition in the Rochester Region: Reality vs. Federal Statistics

Broadband Competition in the Rochester Region: Reality vs. Federal Statistics

Hannah Trostle

August 22, 2018

This report from the Community Broadband Networks team explores broadband coverage and competition in Rochester, Minn.  READ MORE


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More Fiber Than Cows: Report Confirms South Dakota’s Rural Internet Networks Above Average

More Fiber Than Cows: Report Confirms South Dakota’s Rural Internet Networks Above Average

Katie Kienbaum

September 19, 2018

South Dakota has more cows than people — and if you live in a rural community outside of the state, it’s possible that all those bovines may have better Internet access than you do. South Dakota Dashboard recently released a report on rural Internet access in the stat  READ MORE


Community Broadband Networks Initiative Introduces New Program

Community Broadband Networks Initiative Introduces New Program

Lisa Gonzalez

September 18, 2018

Determining if a publicly owned network is right for your community is a multi-step, complex process. Many factors will influence whether or not the residents, business owners, and local leaders in your community will want to make an investment in  READ MORE


These Minnesotans Are Fed Up With Internet Service from Frontier

These Minnesotans Are Fed Up With Internet Service from Frontier

Lisa Gonzalez

September 14, 2018

People in Wyoming, Minnesota, gathered together on September 12th to bend the ear of officials from the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Ann Treacy from the Blandin Foundation attended the meeting and recorded most of the conversation from the 100 or so frustrated and fed-u  READ MORE


Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband”

Fact Sheet Explains Why "Satellite Is Not Broadband"

Lisa Gonzalez

September 13, 2018

As a nation our goal is ubiquitous broadband coverage so every person, regardless of where they live, can obtain the fast, affordable, reliable Internet access necessary for modern times. For people in rural areas, where large national wireline providers don’t t  READ MORE


September 28th Deadline for Broadband Projects

September 28th Deadline for Broadband Projects

Lisa Gonzalez

September 12, 2018

In episode 320 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast, aired on August 28th, we shared news about an opportunity regarding funding local Internet network infrastructure. Jase Wilson and Lindsey Brannon of Neighborly announced that the online investment platform had recently launched   READ MORE


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