Report: North Dakota Has Nation’s Best Rural Access to High-Speed Fiber Internet

Date: 5 May 2020 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A case study released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) concluded that people who live in rural North Dakota are more likely to have access to gigabit speed, fiber Internet service than people living in major urban centers across the United States. Innovative network of local providers offers high-quality fiber broadband to a remarkable 76 percent of rural North Dakotans. … Read More

Public-Private Partnership Brings Better Connectivity to Northwest Colorado With Project THOR

Date: 28 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The breathtaking mountains of northwest Colorado have long attracted skiers and hikers, but broadband providers haven’t found the region’s rugged landscape and sparse population as appealing. Enter Project THOR, a middle mile fiber network developed out of a collaboration among local governments and private companies. … Read More

Updated Policy Brief: Cooperatives Bring Fiber Internet Access to Rural America

Date: 17 Dec 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Originally published in 2017, our report, Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model for the Internet Era, focuses on cooperatives as a proven model for deploying fiber optic Internet access across the country. An update in the spring of 2019 included additional information about the rate co-ops are expanding Internet service, and now we’ve updated it … Read More

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