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 [...]

Comcast’s Questionable Low-Income Service

About a year ago with much fanfare, former California Public Utilities Commissioner Rachelle Chong, employed by Comcast, announced Comcast’s Internet access service for low income households in California. Recently, the Gold Country Broadband Consortium blog also touted this $9.95 per month service.

However, the devil is indeed in the details. DSLReports.com posted today that [...]

Will the Gold Country Broadband Consortium Deliver?

Many people received or were forwarded the invitation from the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SED Corp) for this week’s March 29th kick-off workshop of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium, and probably have been wondering what it is all about.

After the Federal stimulus funds for broadband ended in 2010, the California Public Utilities Commission [...]