Lisa Gonzalez

State Legislatures 2020: Broadband Preemption Still a Risk

As state lawmakers debate in committee rooms and Capitol chambers around the country, various broadband and Internet network infrastructure bills are appearing on agendas.

North Carolina Takes a Deeper Look at Statewide Access, Adoption, Digital Divide

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) shared data indices that shine a light on the state of broadband access, adoption, and how the digital divide plays out across the state. The indices look at county-level data and rev

Eight Pennsylvania Counties Join Forces to Improve Regional Connectivity

Local officials in eight mostly-rural counties in southwest Pennsylvania are combining efforts to determine first, what connectivity is available and, second, what can be done to improve it. Westmoreland, Fayette, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford

Big Things Happening in Clarksville, Arkansas: Gigabit FTTH on the Way

Clarksville (AR) began their journey toward better local connectivity like many other communities we’ve interview and written about: by first focusing on fiber as a tool to enhance electric utility efficiencies.

BrightRidge Creating 10 Gig Connectivity in Tennessee Communities

About ten years ago, we first reported on Johnson City (TN). At that time, the community was in the process of installing fiber to improve reliability for their public electric utility.

Three States, Their Local Communities, and Broadband Funding Denied

In many states, elected officials are listening to constituents and experts who tell them that they need fast, affordable, reliable connectivity to keep their communities from dwindling.

Columbus, Mississippi, Network Quashed Courtesy of Big Cable and Telecom Lobby

Local communities in the state of Mississippi have the legal authority to develop publicly owned Internet networks and offer broadband, or any other utility, to the general public.

States Make the Right Moves

California, Washington and Indiana recently enacted legislation to help facilitate community broadband networks: 

Cooperatives and Rural Broadband

Underserved communities can provide broadband for themselves through nonprofit, cooperative entities.

Communities Join Forces For Broadband

Regional efforts to develop broadband infrastructure are becoming more common.