Internet Access

Could Los Angeles get a private company to spend $3 billion to $5 billion to connect every residence and business in the city to a fiber broadband network? City leaders seem to think so, and are planning to move forward with an RFP.
Nov 6, 2013   Ars Technica
Though the Obama administration poured billions of dollars into expanding broadband access across America (98 percent of homes now have access), reducing digital inequality has been a far greater challenge.
Aug 22, 2013   The New York Times
With the privacy concerns that've arisen with its questionable data gathering, many people are unlikely to welcome the idea of a Google blimp floating overhead. But the billion people the company wants to connect to the Internet may feel differently.
Jun 4, 2013   The Wall Street Journal
Calling it the "next phase of the Internet", Google announced the details of the roll out of its ultrahigh-speed Internet network this week, which will offer speeds 100 times faster than typical broadband connections to residents of Kansas City.
Jul 27, 2012   The New York Times
Michael Coren examines the influence of internet connection speeds on economic production and the reasons why he believes "broadband will become the interstate highways of the 21st century."
Mar 28, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Fast Company's Boyd Cohen writes how New York City's preparedness for Hurricane's should include enhancing infrastructure in things like the Internet and transit.
Sep 7, 2011   Fast Company
With a growing demand for wireless internet, mobile communication networks may encroach on public space, writes Michael Chen, adjunct assistant professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.
Jul 7, 2011   Urban Omnibus
A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Nov 4, 2010   BBC
Even when the circuitry is beyond us mere mortals, DIY comes to the rescue  In town meetings we use the Internet for a wide variety of Opinion
Mar 30, 2010   By Ken Snyder
This article from <em>Government Technology</em> looks at the idea of municipal Wi-Fi Internet access and why it has struggled to take off.
Jan 14, 2010   Government Technology
The City of Sherwood, Oregon has invested $1.55 million in broadband fiberoptic cable, promising internet access for all and a system that would pay for itself. So far, it hasn't quite worked out that way.
Jun 18, 2009   The Oregonian