March 21, 2017

House Energy and Commerce Committee hosted a hearing on broadband earlier today: "Broadband: Deploying America's 21st Century Infrastructure". | View the full hearing HERE.  View remarks from CLIC CEO, Joanne Hovis, HERE.

FCC publishes notice announcing that CAF Phase II Order goes into effect April 20, 2017.  | Federal Register

N.Y. Times profiles New York's Broadband for All initiative and the transformative impact of broadband in rural Halcott, one of the first towns to benefit from the initiative.  | N.Y. Times

North Carolina lawmakers introduce "a bipartisan bill that would allow [Wilson NC's] Greenlight Community Broadband to keep its existing customers outside the Wilson County lines." | Wilson Times

Chairman Pai publishes blog documenting road trip across the Industrial Midwest. Concludes "regulatory roadblocks" are impeding broadband deployment. | FCC Blog

"Shutesbury, Massachusetts, rejected Charter’s proposal to build a hybrid fiber coaxial network in their community [because the proposal wasn't a] 'good long-term solution'" to bring broadband to the community. Shutesbury sees a public fiber network as a better option. | Community Networks

"FTTH Council Rebrands as the Fiber Broadband Association" | Telecompetitor

Central Ohio cities sue over state law on wireless antennas; "A hearing will be held March 30...on a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction sought by 20 northeast Ohio cities and villages who want to stop a new state wireless equipment law that goes into effect today." | Dispatch

Blair Levin Op-ed: "Recently, there were news reports that President Trump, while meeting with executives to discuss his infrastructure plans, inquired about the possibility of auctioning the broadcast spectrum to wireless carriers. He should know that not only is it possible, it’s been done and its rare bipartisan path points to ways, even in the current discordant environment, to move our country forward." | Inside Sources

Students in Berkeley County, S.C., now ride to school on Google-funding, WiFi-equipped school buses. | SF Gate


"Ninth Circuit Reverses FilmOn X Decision; Defers to Copyright Office that internet retransmissions aren't analogous to cable" | Multichannel News
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