Category Archives: Broadband

  • Internet for All Event Brings Together Broadband StakeholdersNovember 21, 2022

    Last week, the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Commission for Libraries and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), along with other state partners, held the Internet for All: Idaho...

  • Idaho Commerce Welcomes New Broadband ManagerOctober 19, 2022

    Idaho Commerce is happy to announce the hiring of the state’s new Broadband Program Manager, Ramón S. Hobdey-Sánchez, who started last month. “We are excited to welcome Ramón to the...

  • Broadband Success Story: Lewis CountyJanuary 14, 2022

    Under the Idaho Broadband Grant Program, Idaho Commerce funded a total of 83 broadband projects across Idaho in 2020. North Central Idaho (Region 2) was awarded seven projects totaling $6.6...

  • The Broadband Grant Program – Lemhi CountyMarch 18, 2021

    Lemhi County worked with Fybercom on a project to improve its schools’ distance learning capabilities, expanding coverage to 189 households in the community and providing better telehealth services to residents....

  • Broadband Grant Program – City of PicaboMarch 16, 2021

    The City of Picabo was underserved with limited broadband, leading the city to seek a partnership with SafeLink to improve its broadband service. Currently, the Picabo community has a population...

  • Broadband Grant Program – City of DriggsMarch 11, 2021

    Over 150,000 feet of fiber optic cable and conduit were installed by Silver Star in the rural community of Driggs, Idaho. The project expanded broadband through Driggs, installing high-speed internet...

  • Broadband Grant Program – City of LewisvilleMarch 9, 2021

    The City of Lewisville worked with Direct Communications on a project to provide better internet service to 185 homes, Lewisville City offices, the library, fire station, post office and local...

  • Broadband Grant Program – Bear Lake CountyMarch 4, 2021

    Bear Lake County partnered with Direct Communications to provide high-speed internet to its communities of Dingle, Wardboro, Liberty, Ovid and Bern. The project was aimed at improving broadband resources for...

  • Broadband Grant Program – City of ArimoMarch 2, 2021

    In Arimo, there are 125 households. 54 have school-aged children, 45 are 65 or older and many of these families telework from home. In light of the pandemic, it became...

  • Broadband Grant Program – City of BlissFebruary 25, 2021

    After receiving this grant, White Cloud Communications, in partnership with the City of Bliss, provided internet service within a two-mile area of Bliss. The Snake River Canyon, located to the...