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Understanding Gigabit Internet


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Four cities in Westchester County of New York are pursuing “gigabit Internet.” Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, and New Rochelle are all actively seeking proposals for the installation of the service to be implemented in the next three to five years. Google Fiber is one of the more well-known gigabit providers offering service in 23

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The Guide to Guides: Getting Started


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There are a lot of guides and “how to’s” about starting and running a community broadband organization.  To be honest, it’s a lot to sift through and can be overwhelming, at least that’s how we felt when we started looking into the resources currently available on the internet.  In an effort to triage your reading

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Hope and Persistence in Tennessee


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The municipal fiber provider for Chattanooga, EPB, is confident that change is on the horizon in regards to current broadband legislation. While the company is restricted to selling only 1 Gbps within its town, other surrounding towns continuously request to gain access to their service. Furthermore, local telecom providers continue to exacerbate the digital divide

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Join Us at the “Fiber for the New Economy” Conference Next Week


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Jason Longenecker and Ghermay Araya will be conducting a DIY Fiber Mapping workshop at the Broadband Communities, Fiber for the New Economy Conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Our workshop takes place on October 18th from 2-4 PM. Having the ability to provide a timely ballpark estimate for fiber installation allows a broadband operator to qualify leads faster and

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Pulling the Plug on Pinetops


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It is official. Small town America is starting to feel the aftermath of the Sixth Circuit Supreme Court ruling on municipal broadband in Tennessee and North Carolina. The ruling, which barred municipal broadband providers from extending their service outside of their city limits and reaching underserved communities, is hitting communities like Pinetops, North Carolina hard and leaving

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