Newport this Week: If It’s Not Fiber, It’s Not Broadband

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Rhode Island is one of only two states that does not have a broadband coordinator, or any governance around broadband technology. Isn’t that ironic, since the internet is how we live and work! It’s time to revisit the 2015 policy decision the state made to disband the RI Broadband office that was accessing federal dollars to move into a broadband ecosystem.

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