A small step toward community broadband for Arlington?

©2014 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission. At its Recessed Meeting last night, the Arlington County Board may have taken a tiny step forward toward community broadband. Background: Before we dive into that, though, first some background. ArlFiber has been advocating for and exploring the implementation of community broadband in Arlington and Virginia for about the last … Continue reading A small step toward community broadband for Arlington?

Panel Discussion: The Digital Divide and Community Broadband in Arlington

ArlFiber is teaming up with the Arlington Dems Black Caucus to hold a panel discussion on the digital divide and community broadband in Arlington on Wednesday, August 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Click here to sign our petition calling on the County Board to form a broadband authority for Arlington. The pandemic has made … Continue reading Panel Discussion: The Digital Divide and Community Broadband in Arlington

ArlFiber Resolution on Forming a Broadband Authority for Arlington

The following resolution was submitted to the Arlington Democrats' steering committee for consideration for adoption: Resolution on forming a broadband authority for Arlington County to construct an open access software defined network that ensures high-speed, affordable internet service for all residents and businesses. Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the digital divide is a … Continue reading ArlFiber Resolution on Forming a Broadband Authority for Arlington

Sun Gazette Letter to the Editor

The following letter to the editor from an ArlFiber Collective member was recently published by the Sun Gazette (online - Insidenova): https://www.insidenova.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-arlington-needs-to-go-all-in-providing-internet-service/article_d8bffc46-cb8a-11ea-ace8-d35c148461b0.html Letter: Arlington needs to go all in providing Internet service SUN GAZETTE NEWSPAPERSJul 22, 2020 Editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the many perils and injustices created by the digital divide in … Continue reading Sun Gazette Letter to the Editor

ArlFiber Press Release on Forming a Broadband Authority for Arlington

Click here for a formal document. It’s time for Arlington County to form a broadband authority The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that the digital divide in our country is a national emergency. The mass transition to online work and communication rapidly split us all up into internet haves and have nots. This was … Continue reading ArlFiber Press Release on Forming a Broadband Authority for Arlington