Bandwidth Hawk: Broadband for Rural Areas and the Poor? Fuggedaboudit!

Economic development in rural areas depends on broadband access – but the FCC’s current initiatives won’t help.

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Social Return Accounting

Researchers at an Australian university propose a new way to measure the social benefits of broadband.

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Editor's Note: Communities Must Have a Voice

To ensure their economic survival, communities must be active participants in broadband planning.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Update: Rural Population Loss Still Tied to Poor Broadband

Broadband Communities’ ongoing study of all U.S. counties continues to show that poor or no broadband drives away jobs and, eventually, people. However, the effect is less clear than it was in the recent past.

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Topics in Economic Development

Only fiber to the premises can support the new knowledge economy.

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Prosperity and Broadband Access

Only fiber to the premises can support the new knowledge economy.

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Impact of CAF II–Funded Networks

Two typical rural exchanges are likely to remain underserved even after upgrades supported by the Connect America Fund. This study, conducted by the Blandin Foundation, concludes that CAF funding is insufficient to support rural economic development and that more transparency is needed if states and localities are to supplement CAF funds strategically.

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Predicting Broadband Effects

A new type of statistical model helps cities estimate broadband’s effects on their economic well-being.

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Ontario Is Investing For the 21st Century

Ontario, California, a fast-growing city in the Inland Empire, leverages its growth with an ambitious fiber-to-the-home network.

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Putting the Gigs to Work

Highlights of the 2018 Broadband Communities Summit held in May in Austin, Texas

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Editor's Note: An Issue for All Seasons

The Broadband Communities Summit brings together participants in the multifamily, rural, economic development, technology and policy worlds. This issue of the magazine has something for all of them.

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Lincoln Steps Into the Future

Even if a community can’t build its own network, it can take steps to get great broadband for its citizens.

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Broadband Assistance Drives Job Growth

An innovative program in Pennsylvania leveraged stimulus funds to drive broadband deployment, adoption and use. Small and mid-sized businesses flourished.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Broadband Have-Nots Beware

The FCC stacks the deck against broadband in rural and poor urban districts.

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Fiber, Multifamily Housing And the Economy

All new multifamily buildings should include fiber. It adds value and ensures residents the fast, reliable broadband they demand.

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Connecting the Unconnected

A dedicated, high-speed broadband network to connect the unconnected is a game changer for Cleveland.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Carrier Cooperation

Carriers already share many network assets, but they aren’t always forthcoming about these relationships. Why not accept the inevitable?

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The Economic Development Benefits Of Broadband

Broadband is the underpinning for some of today’s most important transformations in business activity and government services.

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