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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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Three-Year Anniversary of ConnectED: Where We Stand


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September 13th marked the three-year anniversary of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet through high speed wireless and broadband by 2018. Back in 2013 when it all began only 30 percent of school districts had access to high speed broadband Internet. Today with over 20

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Recognition and Advocacy on the Political Forefront


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Two weeks ago marked another major step towards progress for local broadband. Representative Anna Eshoo, a democrat from California, has long advocated for the federal government to support Internet network deployment and increase universal access. On September 13th she finally took her convictions on the subject to the Congressional House with the introduction of the

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