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Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes to tackle broadband in first term

One of the first things that North Carolina Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes wants to focus on in the legislature is "expanding broadband coverage in rural areas of her district." Barnes said that "lack of broadband access cuts her constituents off from educations and health care opportunit...

Report: Charleston lags behind other SC towns in high-speed Internet availability

A report from BroadbandNow shows only 9.4 percent of Charleston County residents have access to high-quality, high-speed fiber Internet service. Meanwhile, 17.9 percent of South Carolinians can buy fiber Internet if they wish, and 27.1 percent of all Americans can. The Charleston ...

Saratoga Springs to lay fiber networks

Over the summer, city officials in Saratoga Springs, NY signed a long-term contract with SiFi Networks to design, install and maintain a fiber optic network, "making it the first municipality in the state and one of only a handful in the nation to embrace the technology." The agre...

Smyth County is striving to expand broadband access

Smyth County Board of Supervisors in Virginia "gave its OK for county administration staff to pursue funding that would help bring high-speed internet access to a portion of eastern Smyth County." A resolution adopted by the supervisors said that Comcast "has recently discussed it...

McCardle elected MLT mayor pro tem; public hearing Monday on small cell wireless facilities

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will review two issues that will come before it during its business meeting on Monday, one including a public hearing and adoption of revisions to city code amendments involving small cell wireless regulations. For several months, the council has...

Broadband report says Concord’s options are small and not all that impressive

In a report issued by BroadbandNow, an analysis of broadband in Concord found that there "aren’t many options for most homeowners." The report concludes that the high end of Concord services are slower than state and national high ends. "The top 10 percent of download speeds...

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