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Creative Sources For Funding Fiber Infrastructure Projects

Creative Sources For Funding Fiber Infrastructure Projects

Lisa Gonzalez

November 27, 2018

As interest in publicly owned broadband network infrastructure increases, local communities seek out new ways to fund municipal networks. The Creative Funding Sources For Fiber Infrastructure fact sheet presents new approaches, pros and cons, and provides examples for further study.  READ MORE


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Virginia’s Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority Recounts Progress Made in 2018

Virginia's Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority Recounts Progress Made in 2018

Lisa Gonzalez

December 11, 2018

As they look back over their accomplishments, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) has more than the holidays to celebrate at the close of 2018. In addition to stimulating competition in the region, the RVBA network is attracting more investment and helping l  READ MORE


Colorado Town Moves Forward on Potential Community-Owned Fiber Network

Colorado Town Moves Forward on Potential Community-Owned Fiber Network

Lisa Gonzalez

December 10, 2018

During the February 2015 referendum, approximately 92 percent who voted on the measure, chose to opt out of SB 152 in Estes Park. The mountain town of 6,300 has experienced catastrophic outages dues to ice and flooding, including in 2016  READ MORE


Malicious Michigan Bill is Bad News for Rural Internet Access

Malicious Michigan Bill is Bad News for Rural Internet Access

Lisa Gonzalez

December 5, 2018

Representative Michele Hoitenga from Michigan is at it again. Last year as Chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, she attempted to pass a bill to discourage her state’s self-reliant municipalities from improving local connectivity. Deja vu as her committee’s agenda for t  READ MORE


Another Texas Town Considers Building Infrastructure to Improve Internet Access

Another Texas Town Considers Building Infrastructure to Improve Internet Access

Lisa Gonzalez

December 3, 2018

People in Lampasas are fed up with outages that have repeatedly plagued the community due to lack of redundant infrastructure connecting the central Texas municipality. Now, the city and the Lampasas Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) are asking the community to complete an I  READ MORE


Mississippi Law Change Would Enable Electric Cooperatives to Offer Broadband

Mississippi Law Change Would Enable Electric Cooperatives to Offer Broadband

Lisa Gonzalez

November 30, 2018

When it comes to high-quality Internet access, the big corporate ISPs have failed rural Mississippi. Other states with similar digital divide issues are starting to see rural electric cooperatives make efforts to connect members. In some places, legislatures have adjusted state   READ MORE


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