Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Rural Broadband Challenge: Use It!

"Teleco and cable company lobbyists conspicuously have overlooked a decade of grassroots innovations generated by community technology centers and community networking. (For just a sample of the community work being done see Community Technology Review; Community Technology Centers Network; Association for Community Networking; and Community Networking Clearinghouse.) These community groups have been active in providing local Internet service, broadband, and the teaching resources to make the most of it."

The Rural Broadband Challenge: Use It | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural

Sunday, April 26, 2009

We Need Broadband! Worth Saying Yes

This survey/petition is not the only "we want rural broadband" effort out there, but one worth spreading. The more people who submit the better:

We Need Broadband Inquiry Form

Monday, April 20, 2009

Webinars on Delivering Broadband to Rural America April 21/22

These are vendor sponsored events, but probably well worth catching if you're thinking about wireless as the answer to your rural broadband coverage. Airspan Communications WebEx Event Center

Friday, April 17, 2009

What broadband access means to rural areas

What broadband access means to rural areas such as ours - Times-Standard Online: "Of the 250 poorest counties in the United States, 244 are rural. So the promise and opportunity of new communications technologies to improve health, education and public safety for rural communities are particularly important to our nation."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We Want Broadband and We Want it Now

That's the message folks.