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Massachusetts Middle Mile Network A $90 Million Failure

February 27, 2017

In 2008, Massachusetts officials handed over more than $40 million in state taxpayer dollars to provide broadband to underserved communities. The project, which came to be known as MB123, was a middle mile system that was supposed to connect 123 towns, 73 of which (59 percent) already had access to broadband service. How are things …

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Private Sector Is Advancing Broadband

February 24, 2017

After investing more than $1.5 trillion into broadband infrastructure over the last 20 years, including $76 billion in 2015 alone, the private sector is the primary driver behind this advancement and that’s why more and more Americans are able to use innovative entertainment devices in their homes. Private sector providers continue to invest billions to …

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What Does Rock Falls Stand To Lose If It Enters The Broadband Market?

February 23, 2017

Officials in Rock Falls, Ill. currently are considering whether to issue $13 million in bonds to design, build and operate a citywide fiber optic network. Town council leaders cast their first vote on the matter earlier this month and the proposal continues to move ahead full steam. Not everyone is pleased, however. According to SaukValley.com, …

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Colorado Senate Ensures Residents Have A Say On Government Broadband

February 21, 2017

Good news for taxpayers in Colorado. According to an Associated Press report in the Durango Herald, state senators have defeated an effort that would roll back limits placed more than a decade ago on government-owned broadband networks. At issue was a 2005 law that requires municipal leaders to get the approval of local voters before …

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