Community Broadband Media Roundup - November 21


Fairbanks Representative looks to improve rural Internet by Dan Bross, Alaska Public Radio



As Google Fiber scales down its broadband business, San Francisco moves ahead on its own by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times



Will CenturyLink, Level 3 merger boost Boulder County broadband service? by Jerd Smith, Boulder Daily Camera

He's done battle with monopolies such as CenturyLink, demanding better service for his customers back when it was known locally as U.S. West and then Qwest, which once were the only places to get broadband connectivity. He's also taken advantage of the gaps these mega players leave open for small entrepreneurial companies like his.

"At a high-level I think it's too bad," Ilacqua said. "There is one less choice in the world."

Governments take on pot, broadband by Charles Ashby, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

County officials tout options after broadband measure by Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Press (subscription required to view the entire article)

Fort Collins wants to talk high-speed Internet by Kevin Duggan, The Coloradoan




Pole replacements are for broadband, not for PMLD by Phyllis Booth, Landmark News



To supporters of local internet choice by Mark Erickson, Coalition for Local Internet Choice



Comcast takes $70 gigabit offer away from cities near Chicago by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

How watching videos online could get more annoying under Donald Trump by Rob Pegoraro, Yahoo Finance

Meanwhile, a Trump FCC seems far less interested than the current commission in supporting efforts to build out municipal broadband networks that compete with existing internet providers and extend service into rural areas.

“It looks like the new administration may not have any interest in the munis and co-ops for internet access,” e-mailed Christopher Mitchell, director of community broadband networks at the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

DTNS 2900 - Oh, what tangled laws we weave for ISPs by Daily Tech News Show

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