Broadband

Broadband: The Engine of Economic Progress

October 13, 2023

Broadband: An Overview Broadband is a high-bandwidth data transmission that allows multiple signals and traffic types to share a single communication channel. It provides high-speed internet connection through various mediums such as copper telephone lines, fiber optic cables, and wireless connections. Broadband is always on, eliminating the need for dial-up,…

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“Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” by Terrence Denoyer

October 11, 2023

Breaking the Internet: A Beacon of Digital Equity “Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” is a compelling narrative that chronicles the journey of a community in West Texas striving to bring high-speed internet service to every household. Authored by Terrence Denoyer and with a foreword by…

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Private Telecommunications Use Of Municipal- Owned Property

October 11, 2023

Sharing Public Assets For Community Benefit The Fiber is Coming! The Fiber is Coming!      When the ink dried on the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act, local governments braced for what they believed would be a heavy influx of providers seeking out their communities for infrastructure installations in order to…

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Future-proofing Oregon’s broadband future

October 11, 2023

Broadband may be the most important infrastructure needed to future-proof Oregon’s economy and quality of life. That will take more than capital investment. Yes, we should take advantage of all the subsidies currently available but that won’t be enough.  What broadband Oregon will need can be summarized in one word:…

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Fiber Provider, Douglas Fast Net, makes impact on community and schools with reliable broadband coverage

October 11, 2023

Douglas County, Oregon: situated just two hours from the rocky coast and cold but beautiful Pacific Ocean, the community boasts all the benefits you might expect from small towns in Oregon—winding rivers, towering mountains, lush greenery, and a tight-knit community that looks out for one another.  But there’s one feature…

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Hunter Communications Launches Hunter Shield in Alignment with National Bullying Prevention Month 

October 11, 2023

The internet has become more than just a convenience; it’s an essential part of our lives. But as our dependence on the internet has grown, so have the threats and dangers associated with its use. Recognizing this challenge, Hunter Communications, the fastest-growing internet provider in the northwest, is going beyond…

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Hunter Communications Acquires InfoStructure

October 11, 2023

Acquisition allows Hunter to further its mission of delivering world-class telecommunications services to businesses and communities throughout Oregon.  Hunter Communications, Oregon’s largest privately owned fiber-optic internet provider, announced the acquisition of Origin Networks LLC, the parent company to InfoStructure.    “This acquisition is an important step in the success of…

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The promise of expanded broadband is the opportunity for economic development

October 11, 2023

One of the many promises of expanded broadband is the opportunity for economic development. One of the many ways better broadband can contribute to economic development is through workforce development. We’d like to highlight the efforts one southern Oregon broadband provider has undertaken to proactively contribute to workforce development. Beacon…

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State releases Draft Five-Year Broadband Action Plan

August 13, 2023

Here is the first part of the Draft Five-Year Action Plan Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program released by the Oregon Broadband Office. 1. Executive summary The Oregon Broadband Office1 (OBO, an entity within the Oregon Business Development Department), the Eligible Entity for purposes of this Five-Year Action Plan,…

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Oregon to Receive $689 Million for Broadband Infrastructure

July 16, 2023

Funding designed to improve access to high-speed internet for rural, underserved communities Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will be allocating $688.9 million to Oregon to help improve access to affordable, high-speed, reliable internet in unserved and underserved communities across Oregon. The…

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Hunter Communications Brings High-Speed Fiber Internet To Chiloquin

February 11, 2023

Hunter Communications announced today that construction is now underway on a new 100% fiber optic broadband network that will bring its award-winning Fiber to the Home internet service to more than 1,100 locations in Chiloquin, Oregon. Founded in Medford, Oregon, in 1994, Hunter Communications provides fiber optic broadband internet, fixed…

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How to Set Oregon Up for Success in Improving Broadband Access Across the State

January 14, 2023

The FCC Launched a National Broadband Map that shows addresses across the U.S. and the quality of internet access for each, with information provided by service providers. Knowing where broadband is available (and more importantly, where it is not) is critical to secure funding and improve broadband access for our…

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