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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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US Telecom Report on American vs. European Broadband, COVID Patent Policy, A ‘Dark Force’ in Utah

This was not the first time Darth Vader strode into a council chamber, but this time he had positive news.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo courtesy UTOPIA Fiber

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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OneWeb Air Force Contract, Municipal Broadband Support, N.C. Bill To Force Electric Co-ops To Pay More

Air Force signs with OneWeb, few Americans want muni build ban, N.C. bill wants electrical co-ops paying for ISP-ready poles.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of North Carolina Senator Kevin Corbin

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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Boost Bundles TeleHealth, $100M For South Dakota Broadband, Frequencz Gets Financing

Boost is bundling telehealth services, South Dakota planning $100 million for broadband, Frequencz gets $4 million in capital.

Benjamin Kahn

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

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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