How Smart Strategy and Rigorous Analysis Enable Boston to Save While Effectuating City and Public Broadband Needs
Like most cities, Boston (MA) needs an expanded fiber optic network to serve the fast-growing needs of City schools, police, and other departments—plus a range of applications like public safety cameras.
Electric cooperatives want to help bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America as more federal funding becomes available for rural broadband.
California, Washington and Indiana recently enacted legislation to help facilitate community broadband networks:
Underserved communities can provide broadband for themselves through nonprofit, cooperative entities.
Regional efforts to develop broadband infrastructure are becoming more common.
High-speed internet access is now a critical part of life, but a lack of reliable internet access is hurting rural communities.
Most Americans do not have much of a choice in Internet service providers, even in big cities. But for a lucky few, they have not only a robust gigabit connection but also a choice of many providers.
Many small communities across the country struggle to bring advanced broadband to their residents. What they lack in size, they often make up with diversity of their economies, populations, geography, and technology providers.
Local governments in Colorado want to buy better broadband and are pooling their resources to do it. It's called Project THOR, the brainchild of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments.