CPUC Commission Approves Funding for Spiral’s Gigabit Internet Network Project in Nevada County

At 10:47am today, during the California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, the Commission voted (4-1) to approve $16.7M in funding from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) for Spiral Internet’s Bright Fiber Network project in western Nevada County. The grant ($16.2M) and loan ($500k) will provide 60% funding for the project. The [...]

Cable Companies Kill Internet Funding for California Rural Areas

They can call it what they like, but the fact is that the California Cable & Telecommunications Association would prefer that any competition to their cable company monopolies be stopped. It is why the Nevada County Connected fiber optic project has been going through over four months of challenges to its California Advanced Services [...]

Why America’s Internet Speeds are Sub-Standard

This recent Bill Moyers interview with Susan Crawford, author of the provocative “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age”, is worth watching, especially if you’re wondering why many of us in Nevada County (and the USA) have sub-standard Internet access speeds.

Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet [...]