CT State Broadband Office
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Welcome to the state
of Connecticut Broadband
Initiative website. Public-private partnerships will drive gigabit speeds into the state
and local economies.
{CT gig map}   A collaboration of Connecticut municipalities has solicited proposals from potential Internet service provider partners to create gigabit speed fiber networks across Connecticut.
Economic development and advances in education and healthcare rely on broadband and on the knowledge and tools to leverage that infrastructure.
   Latest News
August 9, 2017 - Comms. Daily quoted Katz on Municipal Gain: Better “to let the law speak for itself” than publish the “erroneous” PURA interpretation.
July 13, 2017 - Strategic Outreach Services and Office of State Broadband Release Report Calling for Action on Student Access to High-Speed Internet in Hartford’s North End (SOS-OSB Report, Media Advisory, and Press Release)
CSBO filed a Petition  requesting that PURA develop rules to remove barriers limiting  municipalities’ use of the Municipal Gain to promote access to broadband services for their residents, businesses, and municipal facilities in accordance with the universal broadband access policies of the State of Connecticut.
1/25/16 –  Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today released a report entitled, "A Brief Overview of Broadband Deficiencies in Connecticut,” detailing challenges faced by Connecticut businesses, hospitals, community service providers, and residents in obtaining adequate, reliable, and reasonably priced broadband services.

1/8/16 - Fiber networks are a low risk investment for long-term investors, like those of toll roads and bridges. @scrawford Great shout out for CT's Single Pole Administrator concept!  ow.ly/WOnxA

11/16/15 - FTTH Council /RVA, LLC poll results= over 50% of North American's 1,000 FTTH providers expect to be offering a Gigabit by 2020; fiber deployments in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015.  

10/4/15- Digital Divide: Northwest hills of Connecticut struggle to gain broadband access.  By Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer. 

While incumbent telephone and cable providers do not see a business case for investing in the rural areas of the state, local officials and residents say limited cellphone and high-speed Internet access stall business growth and undermine schools that depend on the web.
“It’s difficult to attract people to that kind of a landscape,” said state Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz.  State Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Salisbury, accuses telecommunications companies of failing to do enough to build broadband networks. “You just can’t say it’s the topography and walk away,” she said. “If electricity companies were deregulated like this there would be no electricity in my district.

UConn Broadband Survey
UConn, in conjunction with the Connecticut Technology Council and the CTgig Project, is conducting this survey on residential internet speed and usage.