What Michigan can learn from Nebraska about Broadband
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What Michigan can learn from Nebraska about Broadband

Billions of dollars are now flowing for Broadband Internet. How will they be spent? Will we subsidize existing monopolies or support locally run infrastructure? In Nebraska, Althea has partnered with NetEquity and a middle mobile provider that has over 10,000 miles of fiber underground. Let’s think about whether Michigan could do something similar with a…

Michigan Chapter Internet Society, Kickoff Meeting June 30, 2021
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Michigan Chapter Internet Society, Kickoff Meeting June 30, 2021

#InternetForAll – Learn about how we can expand Broadband access in Michigan to become better, faster and cheaper than current approaches. This is the kick off meeting for the future Michigan Chapter of the Internet Society. Watch the presentation video below or open the slides. We can achieve #InternetForAll by turning Broadband into a commodity…

Washington post: Verizon wants your fish
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Washington post: Verizon wants your fish

We have been talking about the difference between giving people fish, teaching them to fish and changing the fishing industry. We are now witnessing Government programs giving out broadband fish while monopolistic corporations are calculating how they can get as much of the fish as possible for themselves. We need to change the industry. Perspective…

Biden Administration Decides Cities Should Not Use Broadband Dollars for Broadband
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Biden Administration Decides Cities Should Not Use Broadband Dollars for Broadband

Earlier this year in March, the Biden Administration signed the American Rescue Plan Act, which included, among many other things, multiple sources of funds for broadband infrastructure. The U.S. Dep Source: Biden Administration Decides Cities Should Not Use Broadband Dollars for Broadband

Non-profits should compete for government funding to extend Broadband
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Non-profits should compete for government funding to extend Broadband

Elsewhere on this website, we have already shown that the incremental cost of connecting an individual home to Broadband can be less than $200. Of course, that assumes that somewhere they connect to a physical wire (fiber) via an antenna on top of a tower or tall building. Someone does have to pay for the…

Government grants per household to connect broadband average between $7K and $8k
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Government grants per household to connect broadband average between $7K and $8k

What are the pros and cons of less expensive alternatives and who is providing them? What are the opportunities to lower the cost per household? These are questions you could help us answer in 2021. We have begun to follow the money and we are adding links to our mind map here. Over in New…

Financing Broadband: Mutual Aid in the Time of COVID-19
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Financing Broadband: Mutual Aid in the Time of COVID-19

Originally published April 18, 2020 NeighborSquad The silver lining in the cloud of our current pandemic with COVID-19 is the opportunity to challenge previous assumptions that have inhibited our ability to pivot and innovate. It is time to address fundamental structural problems that we have accepted in our society. There are many things that we…