A New Vision for Economic Development

A new approach to economic development centered around the development of a municipal fiber network. Here again is a city, Wilson, treating high-speed broadband as critical infrastructure, just like water, sewer, and power. Pots and Pans: Wilson is using an approach that other cities should consider. They involve all of the stakeholders in the community … Continue reading A New Vision for Economic Development

Broadband redlining in rural California, a tale of two mayors

Steve Blum's Blog has an interesting account of broadband in two communities, one with fiber built with public money and another community split between two incumbent providers with no incentive to improve their broadband service. More details HERE. I draw readers attention to the economic benefits of having high-speed broadband in your community. Oroville Mayor: You … Continue reading Broadband redlining in rural California, a tale of two mayors

The Rise Of Fiber Infrastructure

As the need for increased Internet speed and capacity rises, the United States is poised for an increased investment fiber infrastructure over the next five years. Investment in fiber deep – that is, access-network ber that edges closer to the residential or business customer – holds the potential to stimulate economic productivity and set the … Continue reading The Rise Of Fiber Infrastructure

Small Idaho Town Builds It’s Own Fiber Network

This small town in Idaho gets it! Broadband is another utility just like power, water, and sewer. They are building a fiber network just like they financed the water and sewer systems. Build it and charge the users. Sewer and water connections come with an upfront fee and a monthly fee for using it has … Continue reading Small Idaho Town Builds It’s Own Fiber Network

Slow Fiber in Nevada County — FCC Help on the Horizon?

Union Columnist George Boardman reports that Spiral’s fiber-optic network has been delayed again. Nevada County's long-promised high-speed fiber-optic network has been delayed again, and John Paul, CEO of Spiral Internet, is not making any promises about when groundbreaking will occur and the first customers will receive service. Perhaps Paul has concluded that he is no … Continue reading Slow Fiber in Nevada County — FCC Help on the Horizon?