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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 typically invest in the infrastructure for high-quality connectivity, satellite Internet access is often their only choice. In our Satellite Is Not Broadband fact sheet we address some of the reasons why depending on satellite Internet access to serve rural America is a mistake.  READ MORE


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FCC Commissioner Falsely Claims Municipal Networks Violate First Amendment

FCC Commissioner Falsely Claims Municipal Networks Violate First Amendment

Lisa Gonzalez

October 30, 2018

On October 24th, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly spoke before the Media Institute at their “Free Speech America” Gala. In a speech for the telecom-backed group, O’Rielly delivered exactly what many of the big hitters in the audience would want to hear. H  READ MORE


Broadband Conference Taking Place November 8

Broadband Conference Taking Place November 8

Lisa Gonzalez

October 30, 2018

It’s not too late to make your plans to attend "Connected New England: A Regional Broadband Convening" in Hartford, Connecticut. The November 8th event will bring an impressive list of broadband leaders to the Nutmeg State to share their expertise on all thi  READ MORE


Municipal Network in Tennessee Surpasses 100K Subscribers

Municipal Network in Tennessee Surpasses 100K Subscribers

Lisa Gonzalez

October 26, 2018

Earlier this month, Chattanooga’s celebrated as municipal network EPB Fiber Optics announced that they now have more than 100,000 subscribers. The high numbers indicate that the network is serving more than 60 percent of premises in the EPB service area. EPB's su  READ MORE


Massachusetts City To Get High-Speed Internet Access Sooner Than Expected

Massachusetts City To Get High-Speed Internet Access Sooner Than Expected

Lisa Gonzalez

October 25, 2018

Chicopee, Massachusetts, is on its way to better connectivity through a publicly owned network after all. Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) has announced that the municipal utility plans to develop a pilot program yet this year to experiment with business connectivity.  READ MORE


Rural Internet Access a Top Issue in Maine Election

Rural Internet Access a Top Issue in Maine Election

Lisa Gonzalez

October 23, 2018

As Election Day draws near, voters in 36 states and three territories are set to choose governors. In Maine, gubernatorial candidates are making rural broadband a key issue. All four candidates agree that the state needs to be involved in  READ MORE


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