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Closing the Digital Divide
A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations
By: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Community Development, July 2016

The Problem With Canda? The Price of Broadband is Too Damn High
And other telco oligopoly moans … our resident maple leafer talks to digi rights group
By: Trevor Pott, June 29, 2016
The Register

COLUMN: [Prime Minister] Trudeau Supports Towns’ Broadband Initiatives
Investing in our communities when it comes to transit, green and social infrastructure.
By: Tony Van Bynen, June 23, 2016

A New Map of America
How the lower 48 could be realigned into seven mega-regions.
By: Parag Khanna, April 15, 2016
The New York Times

Supplemental Budget Coming Together One Piece at a Time
Broadband: $35 million
By: HPIS Staff, May 22, 2016
Minnesota House of Representatives

Broadband is Critical Part of Infrastructure
Congressman Tom Emmer has been prioritizing broadband deployment as a means to keep the US competitive and successful in the future.
By: U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer & Minnesota Rep. Ron Kresha, District 9B
St. Cloud Times, December 20, 2015

Fiber to the Unit: Deer Ridge Apartments, Jamestown, North Dakota
This new apartment complex is one of the first fiber-to-the-unit deployments in the Upper Midwest – but others are sure to follow soon. Thanks to Rod Wolters of Dakota Central Telecom, Tom Warren of Clearfield and Steven Paul of IRET Properties for their help in gathering the information for this profile.
By: Masha Zager, Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Communities

RS Fiber Plans to Expand Network in 2016
2016 construction season has begun with plans to expand the fiber-optic broadband network that was activated last year in parts of Renville and Sibley Counties.
By Dave Dicke

RS Fiber: Fertile Fields for new Rural Internet Cooperative
21st century farms require 21st century connectivity. Denied access by telephone and cable companies, they created a new model.
By: Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Financing Fiber Networks
The 2015 Broadband Communities Summit included a new day-long program on financing networks, which covered a broad variety of public and private financing options. (see information on RS Fiber on page 54)
By: Broadband Communities Magazine

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