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Rhode Island Community Considering Fiber-Optic Open Access Network 

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Open access networks, such as those proposed by SiFi Networks, are important because they allow for the next generation applications and services. This story updates how a Rhode Island community is considering the company for its fiber network.

Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive

WESTERLY — The Economic Development Commission is studying a high-speed internet proposal that was previously abandoned by the Town Council.

The commission interviewed a representative of SIFI Networks by telephone during its monthly meeting on April 12. The company was the lone respondent to a request, issued by Town Manager Derrik M. Kennedy in January 2016, for proposals from companies interested in building a municipal fiber-optic system. At the time, Kennedy was looking for a company willing to build a high-speed fiber to the premise system.

The EDC has had SIFI on its agenda for months.

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Source: Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive | The Westerly Sun

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Infrastructure Bill With Higher Speeds, 5G Apple Phones, California Broadband, FTC Bill

Leaked infra proposal has base 100 Mbps speeds, Apple’s phones getting 5G, Newsom signs broadband bill, FTC money recovery bill.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Open access networks, such as those proposed by SiFi Networks, are important because they allow for the next generation applications and services. This story updates how a Rhode Island community is considering the company for its fiber network.

Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive

WESTERLY — The Economic Development Commission is studying a high-speed internet proposal that was previously abandoned by the Town Council.

The commission interviewed a representative of SIFI Networks by telephone during its monthly meeting on April 12. The company was the lone respondent to a request, issued by Town Manager Derrik M. Kennedy in January 2016, for proposals from companies interested in building a municipal fiber-optic system. At the time, Kennedy was looking for a company willing to build a high-speed fiber to the premise system.

The EDC has had SIFI on its agenda for months.

[more…]

Source: Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive | The Westerly Sun

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FCC Eyes Cuban Radio Interference, Euro Court on Google Antitrust, Blog Says Passive Infrastructure Needed

FCC investigating radio interference on island, Euro court to decide on Google in November, FSF says passive infrastructure access needed.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Open access networks, such as those proposed by SiFi Networks, are important because they allow for the next generation applications and services. This story updates how a Rhode Island community is considering the company for its fiber network.

Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive

WESTERLY — The Economic Development Commission is studying a high-speed internet proposal that was previously abandoned by the Town Council.

The commission interviewed a representative of SIFI Networks by telephone during its monthly meeting on April 12. The company was the lone respondent to a request, issued by Town Manager Derrik M. Kennedy in January 2016, for proposals from companies interested in building a municipal fiber-optic system. At the time, Kennedy was looking for a company willing to build a high-speed fiber to the premise system.

The EDC has had SIFI on its agenda for months.

[more…]

Source: Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive | The Westerly Sun

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Cox CEO Leaving, ISPs Spent $234M on Lobbying, Fixed-Wireless As Key to Bridge Divide

CEO Esser to step down, ISPs spent $234 million lobbying in two years, fixed-wireless as solution to digital divide.

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Cox CEO Patrick Esser

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Open access networks, such as those proposed by SiFi Networks, are important because they allow for the next generation applications and services. This story updates how a Rhode Island community is considering the company for its fiber network.

Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive

WESTERLY — The Economic Development Commission is studying a high-speed internet proposal that was previously abandoned by the Town Council.

The commission interviewed a representative of SIFI Networks by telephone during its monthly meeting on April 12. The company was the lone respondent to a request, issued by Town Manager Derrik M. Kennedy in January 2016, for proposals from companies interested in building a municipal fiber-optic system. At the time, Kennedy was looking for a company willing to build a high-speed fiber to the premise system.

The EDC has had SIFI on its agenda for months.

[more…]

Source: Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive | The Westerly Sun

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