March 24, 2017
BROADBAND

"Senate votes to kill broadband privacy rules; Lawmakers invoke the Congressional Review Act to kill controversial privacy rules adopted by the previous Federal Communications Commission." | c|net

Joint Statement from FCC Commissioner Clyburn and FTC Commissioner McSweeny on Senate's passage of CRA to kill privacy rules: "This legislation will frustrate the FCC’s future efforts to protect the privacy of voice and broadband customers. It also creates a massive gap in consumer protection law as broadband and cable companies now have no discernible privacy requirements." | Press Release

"'Dig once' bill could bring fiber Internet to much of the US; Unlike net neutrality, 'dig once' puts Democrats and Republicans on same side." | Ars Technica

Registration now open for Next Century Cities' regional conference, Digital Southwest, in Mesa, AZ.  Conference takes place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  | More information HERE

National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) publishes a report indicating that AT&T has "systematically discriminated against lower income Cleveland neighborhoods in its deployment of home internet and video technologies over the last decade." | NDIA

MAGIC, the economic development non-profit organization focused on technology and broadband infrastructure in Westminster, MD, connects Hackathon participants to internships and part time jobs. | Press Release

Google Fiber publishes Community Impact Report. | Google Fiber Blog
WIRELESS

FCC seeks comments on competition in the mobile wireless industry for its Twentieth Annual Report on the State of Competition in Mobile Wireless. Comments due May 8, 2017. | Public Notice 

FCC adopts rules to reform certain outdated rules applicable to the 800 MHz Cellular Service band. | FCC Press Release

VIDEO

FCC passes Order that "permits television broadcast stations with an auction-related channel sharing agreement (CSA) to continue channel sharing by entering into a new CSA in the event that their existing agreement ends." | Press Release

"DirecTV, AT&T Settle Antitrust Suit Over Dodgers Channel Carriage" | Variety

OTHER NEWS

"Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption" | Pew Research Center
 
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