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RS Fiber Cooperative

RS Fiber Cooperative Jake Rieke, RS Fiber Co-op Board Member Jake Rieke has a guest editorial in the Renville-Sibley Co-op Power’s Newsletter: “My farm was homesteaded in 1862 and my reasons for supporting the RS Fiber project are no different than my ancestors supporting the constructions of roads, drainage ditches and rural schoolhouses. I want […]

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Something New for Community Broadband

Something New for Community Broadband Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting The call for bigger, better and cheaper broadband gets louder with each passing year. The call from communities outside the urban footprint is the loudest. For more than a decade lots of energy has gone into finding a rural solution. READ THE FULL STORY

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Are We Ready for the New Digital Divide?

Are We Ready for the New Digital Divide? Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting The digital divide today is between people who have broadband and those that don’t. Those without broadband fall into a few categories – those that live in rural areas where broadband is not available, those who are too poor to afford broadband and […]

What Does a Gigabit Get Us?

What Does a Gigabit Get Us? Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting Pew Research did a survey of 1,464 industry experts and asked then what killer apps we can expect if the US is able to significantly increase customer bandwidth between now and 2025. About 86% of the experts thought that bandwidth would improve enough by then […]

US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps

US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps Jason Meyers, LightReading …US Ignite is working with network operators and technology developers to foster the creation of applications that could best demonstrate the potentially transformative capabilities of those networks… “We tend to focus on applications with public benefit,” he says. “We think the real power of these networks is […]