5 Cities With Unique Community Internet Service Models

As states prepare for the BEAD era, communities across the country are paving the way toward a fully connected future.

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Oct 20, 2023

5 Cities With Unique Community Internet Service Models

For cities looking to thrive in the digital age, internet connectivity has steadily become a vital lifeline. While many urban areas have enjoyed a high-speed internet renaissance in recent years, numerous communities, especially in rural areas, have been left in the digital dark. Enter community fiber broadband — a local solution to a global challenge. … Continued

Where Donald Trump and Joe Biden Stand On Key Broadband Issues

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated. It appears as though Joe Biden has signalled his support for Net Neutrality through his “unity task forces” with Bernie Sanders, stating that “Democrats will restore the FCC’s clear authority to take strong enforcement action against broadband providers who violate net neutrality principles through blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, or … Continued

China’s Fiber Broadband Internet Approaches Nationwide Coverage; United States Lags Severely Behind 

Fiber infrastructure in China grew nearly nine times faster than in the U.S. since 2013 Who is winning in the information age? The question has been asked from many different perspectives, but one undeniable truth is that in the near future, economic development will be increasingly predicated on national access to robust, future-proofed internet infrastructure. … Continued

26 Crucial Data Privacy Statistics (Updated Nov 2019)

We live in a more connected age than ever before. This technological shift has enabled countless innovations and improvements, but it has also made us more exposed to an increasing number of threats to our wellbeing, both online and off. Digital privacy has become a national talking point; corporations, policy makers, and the general public … Continued

Deploying Broadband to Rural Farmland Would Pay for Itself with Precision Agriculture, Boost U.S. Economy by $65B

A lack of robust broadband connectivity in rural areas is the chief obstacle to more U.S. farmers adopting precision agriculture technologies, which would transform domestic food production and boost the U.S. economy.  A food crisis is quietly brewing in the U.S. as small farms struggle to keep afloat. More than half of U.S. farm households … Continued

Where The 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand On Broadband Issues

Just 4 Candidates Have Specific Plans To Address The Digital Divide Editor’s Note: this report has been updated. On December 6th, the Sanders campaign issued a comprehensive “Internet For All” plan. This report was updated to reflect these details. Broadband is emerging as a critical campaign issue for the U.S. 2020 presidential election, and there’s … Continued

Dig Once: The Digital Divide Solution Congress Squandered And Policy That Could Save $126 Billion On Broadband Deployment

Installing high-speed fiber-optic infrastructure is incredibly expensive. By some accounts, it can cost up to $8,000 per home to have the cabling put in place. Yet, perhaps unsurprisingly, a Federal Highway Administration report detailed that up to 90 percent of this cost was tied up in the process of actually digging up roadways, not the … Continued

9 Community Fiber Internet Success Stories

Across the nation, community fiber providers are raising the standards for excellence in the broadband industry. Fiber customers are the happiest with their service overall in the entire broadband industry, and it’s no wonder why that is; the technology offers the fastest speeds and the most stable connection, and it’s also future-proofed for the networking … Continued

2019 Digital Inclusion Trailblazers: Leading Cities

Robust access to broadband and technology is vitally important for participation in the modern economy, and yet, more than 21 million Americans currently lack access to even basic broadband-level internet speeds. Cities around the nation are waking up to the idea that a connected populace is more informed, more financially stable, and healthier overall. Now, … Continued