join us button
 

Google Fiber Loses Another CEO

July 20, 2017

Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, announced this week that it’s Google Fiber CEO, Gregory McCray, is stepping down. Readers of this blog will remember that Google Fiber lost another CEO last fall and that McCray has been in this position for the less than six months. According to Bloomberg Technology, “the company is looking for …

Continue Reading ...

Reality Bites: Government ISP Would Cost Millions In Lexington, Ky.

July 18, 2017

How much would a city-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP) cost taxpayers in Lexington, Ky.? Residents don’t have to wonder anymore. According to a report last week from the Lexington Herald-Leader, city officials soon will release a study that concludes “providing broadband or high-speed internet to most of Fayette County’s rural area would cost more than …

Continue Reading ...

Faster Speeds In Rural America: What Will It Cost?

July 17, 2017

Earlier this month, Bloomberg Politics reporters Mark Niquette  and Alan Bjerga examined the cost of expanding broadband service to rural areas of the United States. The two found the price tag would be about $80 billion and that “policy experts disagree about how best to expand rural broadband – and what responsibility government has to …

Continue Reading ...

Loveland, Colo. Won’t Ask Residents About Municipal Broadband

July 13, 2017

Earlier this week, this blog reported that voters in Greeley, Colo. might get to vote this November on whether their city leaders should pursue a government-owned broadband network. While leaders in Greeley seem to want to move forward with that vote, officials in Loveland, Colo. have put the brakes on municipal broadband. According to the …

Continue Reading ...