Field Level Broadband Mapping Proposal

I have been working on the problem of broadband mapping accuracy since the summer of 2013 when the Gold County Broadband Consortia collected broadband survey forms at the Nevada County Fair. Plotting the information gathered at the Fair revealed some significant gaps in the California Broadband Maps.  The GCBC worked with the California Public Utilities … Continue reading Field Level Broadband Mapping Proposal

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Connect America Fund Auction To Expand Broadband To Over 700,000 Rural Homes And Businesses

FCC Press Release Auction Allocates $1.488 Billion To Close the Digital Divide WASHINGTON, August 28, 2018—Over 700,000 rural homes and small businesses will gain access to high-speed Internet service for the first time through the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction, auction results released today show, and more than half of those … Continue reading Connect America Fund Auction To Expand Broadband To Over 700,000 Rural Homes And Businesses

5G Is Going to Take Big Investment, How will it be Recovered?

There is growing discussion about the investment required to implemented 5G and how that investment is going to be recovered. Caroline Chan, Intel VP and GM of the 5G Infrastructure Division on the edge of 5G. “How do 5G use cases benefit the enterprise?” she pondered during a panel conversation hosted by Cradlepoint in Austin, … Continue reading 5G Is Going to Take Big Investment, How will it be Recovered?

Small-Town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband A Reality

With all the headlines about the lack of broadband in rural America, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all small towns are stuck in the dark age of dial-up internet. The untold story of rural broadband is that over the past seven years, independent broadband networks have proliferated. Today, some of the fastest, most affordable … Continue reading Small-Town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband A Reality

Digital Cities: Building the New Public Infrastructure

Broadband section of white paper by CISCO. Laying the Foundation: Public Wi-Fi and Next-Gen Broadband At just 3 percent or, $59 billion, of Digital Value at Stake, public Wi-Fi and broadband offer modest direct value for cities. But that low percentage belies far more significant indirect benefits, which is why public Wi-Fi and broadband underpin … Continue reading Digital Cities: Building the New Public Infrastructure

Senate GOP To Trump Admin: Don’t Get Sloppy With Broadband

— Congress is angling to impose some training wheels on the Trump administration when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars on broadband deployment. Lawmakers are eyeing the reconciliation process for the farm bill as a way to check the Agriculture Department, which manages various telecom subsidies through its Rural Utilities Service agency. "Appropriate guidance in … Continue reading Senate GOP To Trump Admin: Don’t Get Sloppy With Broadband

Community Broadband Networks

When big cable and the big telco will not provide broadband services at a reasonable cost, over 750 communities across the nation have built and operated their own broadband networks. Here is a short video explaining Community Broadband Networks. https://youtu.be/jWcBftCOxEc This is a map showing the location and type of network, with the Legend below. … Continue reading Community Broadband Networks