Benaroya’s $14M Investment Will Help FTTH Firm GigabitNow Expand

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The Benaroya Companies have made a $14 million equity investment in GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion that builds FTTH networks in municipalities and private communities. The funds will be used for network development and deployment and other project financing purposes for projects in the western...Learn More

Open Access Operator A2D Wins Georgia Smart Gigabit City Deal

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Open access operator A2D has begun work on a broadband middle-mile and fiber-to-the-premises network in Warner Robins, Georgia through a public/ private partnership with the city. A2D will design the network, oversee construction and manage and maintain it but will not offer service directly to...Learn More

Wave Broadband – Santa Maria, California Plan Muni Broadband Network

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Santa Maria, California has chosen Wave Broadband to build a fiber ring to include city departments, businesses, schools and residents. The Wave Broadband – Santa Maria public/private partnership aims to spark economic growth and attract high technology to the coastal city, which is about 150...Learn More

ILSR Community-Based Broadband Map Shows 750 Networks, Electric Cooperatives on the Rise

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The U.S. now has 750 communities where broadband services are offered by a local municipality or electric cooperative, according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The latest ILSR community broadband map plots the locations of these networks. This is the first time that the group...Learn More

Report: ‘Clear and Unchanging’ Community Broadband Prices Beat Commercial ISP Networks

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Community-owned broadband networks generally offer lower pricing in comparison with commercial networks, according to a new report. Researchers for Responsive Communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research at Harvard University compared community broadband prices in 27 markets and found that the...Learn More

CEO: Key Broadband Metrics Encourage Possible Expansion of TDS Fiber Deployment Plans

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TDS fiber deployment plans may expand to areas of its local service territory where such deployments traditionally have been considered uneconomical, said Leroy T. Carlson Jr., TDS chief executive, at an investor conference yesterday. TDS also will consider fiber deployments in areas where other network...Learn More

Municipal Gigabit 2.0? San Francisco, Seattle Consider Increased City Investment

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Could this be Municipal Gigabit 2.0? Two West coast cities, San Francisco and Seattle, are exploring new models for bringing ubiquitous gigabit to their constituents – models that would entail a higher level of city investment. Big city gigabit rollouts to date have been achieved...Learn More

SDN Streamlines Virtualized Open Access Network for Idaho Municipality Ammon Fiber

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Software defined networking (SDN) technology is making it easier for multiple service providers to share a community-owned virtualized open access network in Ammon, Idaho. Two service providers already have signed on to offer broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps over the community-owned network...Learn More

TDS Gigabit Launched in Former Municipal Broadband Market

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TDS gigabit broadband service will be available soon in parts of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin only 140 days after the carrier acquired Sun Prairie (WI) Utilities. TDS will begin rolling out fiber-to-the-home to support broadband, video and voice service this week at pre-registered homes in the...Learn More

Wireless Tower Dispute May Derail BVU Optinet Municipal Broadband Sale

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A planned municipal broadband sale of BVU Optinet is in jeopardy, thanks to a disagreement regarding wireless tower assets. One of the early pioneers in municipal broadband, Bristol, Virginia based BVU Optinet was put up for sale back in February 2016 for $50 million to...Learn More

Lake Connections Sale Highlights Municipal Decision to Get Out of the Broadband Business

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The Lake County board of supervisors recently unanimously voted for a Lake Connections sale, offering the municipal broadband network up to what they hope is the highest bidder. Lake Connections was formed seven years ago and obtained $66 million in funding to build the municipally...Learn More

Partners in Broadband Project Recognizes Growing Utility, Electric Co-Op Entrance into Broadband

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Several organizations representing or serving rural telco and electric/utility providers have launched a campaign aimed at facilitating rural broadband deployment partnerships between telcos, municipals and electrics/utilities in unserved or underserved communities. The campaign, dubbed Partners in Broadband, comes from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association...Learn More

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