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The rural broadband divide: An urgent national problem that we can solve - Microsoft on the Issues
While it’s a service that is as critical as a phone or electricity, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband is unavailable to roughly 25 million Americans, more than 19 million of which live in rural communities. That’s roughly the population of New York state.
rural-economic-development  broadband  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-444 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Rural broadband: It's complicated - American Enterprise Institute
Driving between Indianapolis and other parts of the state, one inevitably passes through many small towns and speeds by even more isolated farmhouses, some of which are among the last to enjoy high-speed internet access. Because of the lack of population density, building networks in these geographies is expensive, and sometimes prohibitive.
rural-economic-development  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Internet Connection Speed of Every State in America - StateTech
While the average internet speed across the country has grown exponentially in the last few years, coming in at around 18.7 megabits per second according to “Akamai’s State of the Internet: Q1 2017 Report,” there are still large disparities between what many states have come to expect from their connectivity.
infrastructure  broadband  ICT  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-424  sfp-insider-6-8-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs - GOVERNING
Publicly owned internet networks are giving some rural regions an advantage over even the techiest big cities.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-421 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee - Focusing on Rural Development - Area Development
Realizing the need to stimulate growth in rural areas, state legislators, educators, and other stakeholders came together to pass legislation, certify sites, and increase broadband access among other measures aimed at attracting business and tourism.
area-development-features  Matt  Location-notebook  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  manufacturing  broadband  certified-sites 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why America Needs A Nationalized 5G Network - WIRED
The solution to the country’s digital divide isn’t going to come from private-market competition, but rather from massive government mobilization. Just don’t call it “nationalization.”
rural-economy  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  public-private-partnerships  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Broadband Boondoggles in Southwest Virginia - Bacon's Rebellion
Throughout the Central Appalachian region — Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky — community leaders have a keen understanding that they must find new industries to replace coal. And there is a near universal conviction that any hope to diversify local economies requires high-bandwidth connections to the outside world. This conviction has led to a series of initiatives, some misguided and some on target, to bring broadband to this isolated region.
regional-reports  kentucky  west-virginia  virginia  broadband  economic-development-news  ICT  rural-economic-development  economic-development  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Five months later, Google Fiber turns on its high-speed internet service in Louisville - Insider Louisville
Google Fiber has rolled out its internet service in Louisville’s West End, with its ultra-fast connection going for $70 per month.

City and company officials said that by starting the service in an economically distressed neighborhood, they were sending the message that they are serious about making sure that every resident in Louisville can take part in the information economy.
google-fiber  louisville  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-401 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Only 43 Percent of California’s Rural Residents Have Broadband Internet Access - PacificStandard
Investing in broadband infrastructure for California’s farmers could potentially bring significant benefits to the the nation’s consumers and the state’s economy.
infrastructure  california  rural-economic-development  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How Digital is Your State? - govtech.com
Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher.
government-policy  infrastructure  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-364  smart-grid  broadband 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s - The New York Times
High-speed internet is finally reaching remote, rural American places, but not through the telecom and cable companies that have wired most of urban America. Instead, local power companies are more often the broadband suppliers — and to bring the service, they are borrowing techniques and infrastructure used to electrify the United States nearly a century ago.
energy  utilities  infrastructure  ICT  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-361  broadband 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Muni Broadband Rated Best in the U.S. for Internet Service - GOVTECH.com
According to a Consumer Reports survey, the EPB network owned by the city ranks higher in customer satisfaction than its private-sector competitors.
infrastructure  broadband  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Broadband Economic Impact Report: Rural Broadband Supports 70K Jobs, $100B in E-Commerce - Telecompetitor
Investment in rural broadband boosts the economy – not just locally, but beyond – according to a new broadband economic impact report from The Hudson Institute sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service.
this-week-350  Around-the-web  Matt  broadband  rural-economy 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fast and Fleeting Nature of the Digital Economy - Governing
In Chattanooga, and soon in many more cities, we have the gift of an exciting new technology. It is up to us to move quickly and with determination to make the most of it.
innovation-hubs  broadband  ICT  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-348-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
States, Feds See High-Speed Data Infrastructure Key to Economic Growth - SSTI
Getting more people online is vital to the future of the American economy and to shared prosperity, according to the report released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in tandem with the White House announcement. Seeing the potential economic benefits, a number of states, including New York and Alabama, have recently made their own investments in Internet accessibility.
government-policy  infrastructure  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-345 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Building and advancing digital skills to support Seattle’s economic future - Brookings
As the influence of digital technologies in the global economy expands, metropolitan areas throughout the United States face the task of preparing residents for an increasingly technology-powered world.
skilled-labor  broadband  workforce-development  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-328  Metros  seattle 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New Initiatives Drive Rural Broadband Adoption in AL, KY, WI - SSTI
For many states, broadband connectivity is becoming an increasingly important tool used to improve the economic well-being of residents, especially in rural areas.
ICT  broadband  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-319 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Broadband, no longer a luxury, is still a patchwork as localities press for improvements - MinnPost
Nearly 70 years after its founding, through economic recessions and the changing tastes in home décor, Crystal Cabinet Works is as busy as ever, crafting 1,750 cabinets each week out of 15 species of wood.
Around-the-web  this-week-316  Matt  broadband  economic-development 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Governor Bentley Creates Office of Broadband Development - Birmingham Business Journal
Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Office of Broadband Development, which will be aimed at helping meet the growing demands of businesses and citizens in the digital age.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  south  broadband 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Branstad hails high-speed Internet expansion bill - The Des Moines Register
The bill defines broadband service as providing downloads of at least 25 megabits per second, and uploads of at least 3 megabits per second. State officials say about 50 to 60 percent of Iowa currently has access to high-speed Internet service, which is increasingly important to foster the growth of modern agriculture, to connect small businesses to the global marketplace, and to help rural communities and school districts.
iowa  government-policy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Utah Launches Commercial Broadband Map - Government Technology
Broadband is a crucial asset for most businesses, and states like Utah are advertising through new tools just what kind of pipes they have on offer.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  utah  mountain-states  broadband  technology 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Featured Indicator: Broadband Adoption - Camoin Associates
The top 10 states in terms of broadband connectivity, defined as the percent of unique IP addresses with average connection speeds greater than 4 Mbps. Delaware ranks first with 96% broadband adoption, followed by Rhode Island with 92%, and Hawaii with 89%. The lowest ranking state (not shown) was West Virginia, with a meager 58% broadband adoption rate.
ICT  broadband  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We're No. 14! We're No. 14! - ReadWrite
Akamai’s "State of the Internet" report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed a sorry fact: Compared to other nations, the United States can’t cut the mustard when it comes to broadband speeds.
ICT  broadband  ranking  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
What US State has the Fastest Internet Speed? Virginia - CNET
Coming in with an average of 13.7 megabits per second, the Southern state boasts the speediest broadband service in the country.
this-week-274  around-the-web  broadband  matt  internet  virginia  south-atlantic 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Fastest Internet in the U.S.: Which City Will Win the Race? - Next City
The problem of slow speeds and expensive service has solidified as a policy topic worthy of local discussion and action. In just the past few months, city after city has taken steps toward improving community connectivity.
google-fiber  ICT  broadband  metros  economic-development-news  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The Akamai State of the Internet Report Q1 2014
Overall, a total of 26 states had average connection speeds above the 10 Mbps “high broadband” threshold and all were well above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold.
broadband  ICT  infrastructure  this-week-268  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Gigabit boondoggle unwinds in Chicago - AEIdeas
The state of Illinois gave $2 million to Gigabit Squared to wire the Chicago South Side for ultra high speed broadband, and now they want their money back.
ICT  infrastructure  broadband  google-fiber  economic-development-news  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Charter Media Opens Production Campus In Madison, Wisconsin - Area Development
Charter Media, the advertising sales division of Charter Communications, a broadband communications company and fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S., opened its new, state-of-the-art production suite located in Madison, Wisconsin.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  wisconsin  midwest  broadband  madison 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities - CNBC
Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion aimed at providing formidable competition to cable and telecommunication providers.
this-week-250  around-the-web  matt  google  google-fiber  broadband  telecommunications  economic-development 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Opelika, Alabama Builds High-Speed On Ramp to the Future
Opelika is developing a comprehensive broadband fiberoptic system, connecting the city and a growing industrial base to the booming global business opportunities of the future.
alabama  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Plan Would Expand High-Speed Broadband Access Statewide - The Lane Report
‘Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway’ will improve state’s poor rankings for access
this-week-247  around-the-web  matt  kentucky  broadband  economic-development  south 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service - NYTimes.com
The United States, the country that invented the Internet, is falling dangerously behind in offering high-speed, affordable broadband service to businesses and consumers, according to technology experts and an array of recent studies.
broadband  ICT  infrastructure  this-week-244  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Frontier Communications Plans $7 Million Customer Service Center In Utah County, Utah - Area Development Online
Frontier Communications Corporation plans to establish a $7 million customer service center in Utah County, Utah, focused on the company’s Frontier Secure suite of products and services that is expected to create 550 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  utah  customer-service-center  jobs  broadband  taxes-incentives 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Burlington, Vt., Partners With U.S. Ignite to Be Next Gig City - Digital Communities
Gigabit cities are sprouting up across the nation, and Burlington, Vt., is the next to join the list. The coastal city that lies 45 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border launched a partnership with nonprofit U.S. Ignite earlier this month called BTV Ignite to develop gigabit connectivity infrastructure and next-generation applications within the city.
this-week-235  around-the-web  metros  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  burlington-vt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
We’re Number 9! U.S. Slips in Internet Connection Ranking - Xconomy
Here’s something to add to your decline-of-the-empire files: the U.S. is falling further behind in world rankings of average Internet connection speeds.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  broadband  ICT  studies  ranking  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Google or Not, Cities Pin Hopes on Gigabit Networks - Digital Communities
Smaller cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Tullahoma, Tenn., are popping up in headlines with announcements of their own gigabit fiber networks. Vermont Telephone Company made the news with an announcement of gigabit service availability for $35 a month. As more cities look to Chattanooga, Tenn. and the Google Fiber cities of Kansas City; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas, they see a future. These cities, full of hope to boost their local economies and reinvent themselves, want to be a part of the gigabit movement and all that goes with it.
metros  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  this-week-220  around-the-web  kansas-city  austin  provo  google-fiber 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness - Council on Foreign Relations
Some experts fear the United States is falling behind other developed nations in broadband adoption and performance, but others say such concerns are often exaggerated and unsupported by analysis. In addition, researchers are divided on the competitive benefit of ever faster access and debate the role of government in supporting broadband development.
government-policy  around-the-web  ict  this-week-215  competitiveness  broadband  infrastructure 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The State of the Internet Q4 2012 Report - Akamai
In the fourth quarter of 2012, states in the Northeast and mid-atlantic regions of the u.S. overwhelmingly dominated the top 10 lists for key connectivity metrics, with utah and Florida the only two out-of-region states to place in the top 10 lists.
around-the-web  broadband  ICT  this-week-212  ranking 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Perry: Texas Remains at Forefront of New Technology - Office of the Governor Rick Perry
Gov. Rick Perry applauded Texas' progress and hard work in taking another step forward towards becoming the nation's hub for innovation, collaboration and competition in technology development and manufacturing.
austin  google  this-week-210  around-the-web  google-fiber  texas  broadband  matt 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
FCC pushes for gigabit broadband in all 50 states by 2015 - CNET News
FCCs Julius Genachowski challenges service providers and local communities to build such networks, saying communities would turn themselves into innovation hubs that would create valuable jobs.
around-the-web  ICT  broadband  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
State Broadband Index - Technet
Where States Rank as They Look to High Speed Connectivity to
Grow Strong Economies and Vibrant Communities
around-the-web  This-Week-197  broadband  studies 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The state of broadband in the U.S. [infographic] — Tech News and Analysis
How do prices, speeds and rates of adoption for broadband in the U.S. stack up with the rest of the industralized world? Not as well as you might think. Here are some key facts on the state of broadband.
around-the-web  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  This-Week-192 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Emerging Innovations: Gig City, U.S.A. – Next American City
Right now, Kansas City, on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri line, is serving as a test bed for Google’s groundbreaking experiment in bringing ultra-high-speed Internet to homes at an affordable price.
around-the-web  This-Week-190  infrastructure  ICT  kansas-city  google-fiber  broadband 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps - TechCrunch
South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S., meanwhile, doesn’t make it into the top-10 countries (it’s ranked 12th) but at least it’s speeding up: it is now at 6.7Mbps, up by 29% on last year and 17% from the previous quarter.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  broadband  ICT  studies 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Maine’s massive Internet project crucial to job creation - BDN Maine
Building this infrastructure — using public money administered by private companies – creates the high-speed Internet’s backbone. The technology will attract businesses and serve 110,000 households, 600 schools, 38 government buildings and scores of libraries and other institutions in rural western, eastern and northern Maine.
infrastructure  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  broadband  ICT  maine  regional-reports 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Google Unveils Superfast Internet in Kansas City, Mo. - NYTimes.com
The service, known as Google Fiber, will offer residents in selected parts of the metropolitan area in both Kansas and Missouri the option of purchasing the gigabit Internet service for $70 a month or both the Internet and a television service for $120 a month.
kansas-city  google-fiber  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-176  infrastructure  broadband  ICT 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga Claims America’s Fastest Broadband Service - DigitalCommunities.com
During an evening telecast in 1969, newsman Walter Cronkite made a startling announcement: Chattanooga, Tenn., had the worst air pollution in America. It proved to be an alarming call to action for civic leaders, who have been working to distance their region from a bygone era of industrialism ever since.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-163  ICT  Tennessee  chattanooga  broadband  economic-development-news 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
Broadband adoption map: South lags behind, rural areas improve - American University School of Communication
Between 2008 and 2010, broadband subscribership increased in the West and throughout rural areas in much of the central part of the nation, but the South has continued to lag behind.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-162  broadband  site-selection-tools 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
So Much Fun. So Irrelevant. - NYTimes.com
The best of these ecosystems will be cities and towns that combine a university, an educated populace, a dynamic business community and the fastest broadband connections on earth. These will be the job factories of the future.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-154  economic-development-news  jobs  broadband  government-policy  politics 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
Why Australia Chose to Build the National Broadband Network - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
You may have heard of the NBN, the National Broadband Network, but it is hard to make sense of it without hearing from the believers. NBN is a bold attempt to apply on a national scale the strategy executed so successfully by Intelligent Communities like Stockholm, Dublin and Stratford. A government-owned company, NBN Co, has begun building a nationwide open-access network mixing optical fiber with microwave and Ka-band satellite to bring broadband to the entire nation at globally competitive prices.
ICT  international-location-reports  australia  broadband  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Comparing Internet Speeds Across the Nation - NYTimes.com
Idaho has the slowest Internet speeds for residential customers in the country, while Rhode Island and other East Coast states have among the fastest, according to a new study.
ICT  broadband  infrastructure  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
New Promise for Rural North Carolina - Department of Commerce
Guest blog post by Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, NTIA
infrastructure  regional-reports  north-carolina  broadband  ict  economic-recovery  around-the-web  twitterfeed  rural-economy 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Toronto’s Intelligent Waterfront Bets on Open Access Ultra High-Speed Broadband - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Waterfront Toronto in partnership with Beanfield Metroconnect will create Canada’s first open-access ultra-high speed broadband community network throughout the new waterfront communities, transforming how residents and businesses in these areas will receive telecommunications services, be able to promote economic growth and development, and enable innovation.
urban-planning  ict  infrastructure  broadband  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed  regional-reports  toronto  location-canada 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
State of the Internet: What are the fastest cities in the world — GIGAOM
The Internet continues to grow bigger and bigger, thanks to growing number of Internet subscribers and Internet connected devices according to Akamai, which is about to release its latest State of the Internet (for Q1, 2011) report.
ict  infrastructure  broadband  high-tech  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Broadband Report May 2011 - Economist Intelligence Unit
Since the publication of our inaugural government broadband report in February, public-sector efforts to improve internet access have continued to make headlines. Australia’s controversial NBN is rarely out of the news. In the meantime, the US government has unveiled new targets for a mobile broadband network based on so-called ‘4G’ technology. UK authorities seem likely to help fund an initiative to build a high-speed network in rural areas. What of countries in Asia where there is less reliance on public funding?
business-globalization  ict  infrastructure  broadband  international-location-reports  this-week-131  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Why Chattanooga Represents Broadband’s Future Broadband News and Analysis - GIGAOM
“Chattanooga is what the Internet will look like in 10 years. We’re 10 times faster 10 years sooner than the goals established in the National Broadband Plan.”  Harold DePriest, President – EPB.
infrastructure  broadband  regional-reports  Tennessee  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Broadband crucial to W.Va. economic development, survey finds - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- County economic development officials rate broadband Internet service as more important than road improvements, and water and sewer system infrastructure, when trying to persuade companies to locate and create jobs in West Virginia, according to a Citynet survey.
broadband  ict  infrastructure  regional-reports  west-virginia  economic-development-news  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Google, Kansas City and the Nation’s Gigabit Economic Policy - GIGAOM
Want to improve the economy? Then demand better broadband. The National Broadband Plan attempts to create a path from broadband policies to economic recovery. Policymakers at all levels of government, though, need to watch municipal efforts such as those in Kansas City, Kan.
economic-development-news  high-tech  ict  broadband  kansas-city  google  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed  google-fiber 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Rural Areas Still Lag in Broadband Access - WSJ.com
Most Americans have access to basic Internet service, but significant gaps remain for those who want faster speeds, according to a new federal map of the nation's broadband services.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-117  infrastructure  broadband  ICT  government-policy 
february 2011 by areadevelopment

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