Fiber for Key Industrial Areas Coming to Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Date: 6 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Over the past several decades, the population of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, has incrementally jumped up and down, but today’s population is the same as it was in 1960. In order to boost economic development and encourage growth with more jobs, community leaders are deploying fiber for better connectivity in several industrial areas. Financial Help For Fiber Connectivity In … Read More

Ohio State Lawmakers Look to Minnesota for Broadband Development Ideas

Date: 11 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two Ohio State Senators are taking a page from Minnesota’s playbook to expand rural broadband connectivity. Democratic Sen. Joe Schiavoni and Republican Sen. Cliff Hite recently announced that they would be introducing legislation to create a grant program modeled after the Minnesota Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program.   Putting Money Into It The program is expected to expand … Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME funds. The collaborators earmarked the funding for a stretch of about 4 miles of fiber which … Read More

Time Warner Cable Successfully Blocks Funds for Community Network in Maine; Project to Continue

Date: 12 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Time Warner Cable recently fought to prevent a collaborative project in Maine from receiving $125,000 in state broadband funding, reported the Bangor Daily News.  We reported in December that Old Town, Orono, the University of Maine, and GWI had been awarded ConnectME funds. The collaborators earmarked the funding for a stretch of about 4 miles of fiber which … Read More

Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Awards Announced

Date: 11 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development recently announced the recipients of the Border to Border Broadband grants, funding established by the state legislature in 2014 to facilitate rural broadband projects. Seventeen public and private entities will share a total of $19.4 million in Greater Minnesota. According the the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) press release, the … Read More

Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Awards Announced

Date: 11 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development recently announced the recipients of the Border to Border Broadband grants, funding established by the state legislature in 2014 to facilitate rural broadband projects. Seventeen public and private entities will share a total of $19.4 million in Greater Minnesota. According the the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) press release, the … Read More

OneCommunity’s Middle Way – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 135

Date: 27 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

OneCommunity is a nonprofit organization in northeastern Ohio that has connected thousands of community anchor institutions with high capacity connections. Created as OneCleveland before expanding, it has remained a rather unique approach to expanding high quality Internet access. This week, CEO Lev Gonick joins us to talk about OneCommunity and its contributions to the region. As … Read More

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