Category Archives: Rural broadband

FCA urges FCC to work in collaboration with states, not preempt their authority

The Fair Competition Alliance today filed public comments with the Federal Communications Commission in response to petitions from Chattanooga Electric Power Board and the city of Wilson, NC asking the FCC to intervene to preempt state government authority over municipal broadband … Continue reading

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Reason says U.S. facitilities-based broadband competition is key to continued growth

Don’t miss the article from Reason on the United States’ expanding broadband access: First, some plain and simple good news. The White House this month released a report on broadband growth finding that since 2009, the percentage of American homes reached by high-speed … Continue reading

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USDA announces another round of rural broadband funding

USDA announces another round of rural broadband funding through its Community Connect program. Go here for the rules for this round. In its announcement the department notes: In addition to Community Connect grants, USDA Rural Development provides loans and loan guarantees … Continue reading

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More on (non) monopoly broadband

Here’s a good smack-down from Mike Wendy of Media Freedom on claims of a broadband monopoly in the US: Importantly, the upshot of this is that no one is dominant. No one has control. The ability to bend a market to … Continue reading

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Five rationales for municipal broadband, deconstructed, discredited – Part V

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. In this post we … Continue reading

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Five rationales for municipal broadband deconstructed, discredited – Part IV

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. In this post we … Continue reading

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Five rationales for municipal broadband deconstructed, discredited-Part III

New York Law School authors Davidson and Santorelli in their March 2013 research, Evaluating the Rationales for Government-Owned Broadband Networks, looked at five common rationales offered by municipal broadband advocates for government ownership and entry broadband service delivery. In this post we … Continue reading

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