Idaho will use $50 million of its federal coronavirus relief money to improve the state’s broadband capacity. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allows the use of relief funds to improve or provide broadband access because of its necessity ...Read More »
A telecommunications provider is claiming it already offers broadband internet in more than 300 census blocks in Idaho, making those areas ineligible for a federal program to improve their internet, but other providers are protesting. Frontier Communications filed a letter ...
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A telecommunications company that is expanding fiber optic networking in North Idaho is bringing the same functionality to the Treasure Valley, including sections of west Boise, Meridian and Garden City. TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC, unveiled ...Read More »
HAYDEN — Frontier Communications, the financially troubled telecommunications company, is selling its Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington operations in a $1.35 billion transaction to Northwest Fiber, which will operate the company as Ziply Fiber. The company’s Idaho office will be based ...Read More »
An alternative bill to allow cities to operate municipal broadband networks without imposing restrictions included in an Idaho House bill written by cable providers is being developed in the Idaho Senate. Idaho cities would like to treat broadband internet like ...Read More »
CenturyLink recently informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it failed to meet a deadline to implement rural broadband in Idaho, for which it had received $500 million nationwide. The Monroe, Louisiana-based company received funding to implement 10 Megabits per ...Read More »
The second meeting of the broadband task force, held in Twin Falls on July 17, focused on the internet infrastructure Idaho already has. But it isn’t clear how many Idaho citizens lack broadband internet, and presentations during this meeting contradicted ...Read More »