Municipally run internet tops national speed test rankings

by • 3 years ago

A majority of the fastest internet service providers in the United States are run by local communities or though local partnerships.

Vermont websites go dark briefly after 'animal inflicted chews' to fiber

by • 4 years ago

The state's internet vendor says it has restored service after one of its damaged cables knocked several government agency websites offline — from state police to the health insurance exchange.

Rural and tribal communities across 11 states receive $97 million in federal funds to grow broadband access

by • 4 years ago

The U.S. Agriculture Department is distributing a dozen grants and loans in some of the least-connected areas in the country.

San Francisco won't put universal internet on upcoming ballot

by • 4 years ago

A municipal broadband project that has been in talks for several years may have to wait a bit longer still.

In rural Alaska, new internet service is set to transform daily life

by • 4 years ago

The state's chief information officer says a recent tour of the region's new internet infrastructure revealed burgeoning opportunities for a once disconnected people.

Palo Alto renews its quest to build a citywide fiberoptic network

by • 4 years ago

The municipal network would give residents the same quality of broadband service enjoyed by the Silicon Valley hub's biggest corporate neighbors, city CIO Jonathan Reichental told StateScoop.

Alaska partners with nonprofit to mend its K-12 broadband gap

by • 4 years ago

With help from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, Alaska will conduct research and explore partnerships to help bring high-speed internet to 59,000 under-connected students in the state.

City-run fiber network in SF could generate 'significant' returns, says latest analysis

by • 4 years ago

A fiscal analysis announced by the mayor's office found that while the project would cost as much as .8 billion, it would also generate new sources of income and reduce reliance on existing providers.

Not waiting for the feds, Ohio representatives approve rural broadband fund

by • 4 years ago

If passed by the state Senate by the end of the year, an additional 0 million in annual funding would be made available for new networks.