May 30, 2017

FCC extends deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in response to Wireless NRPM/NOI in order to synchronize deadlines with those established for the Wireline NPRM, NOI, and RFC.  Comments due June 15, 2017; Reply comments due July 17, 2017.  | FCC Order

Community Networks issues report challenging the misinformation published in a community broadband network "boondoggle map" by the TaxPayers Protection Alliance (TPA). |  Community Networks Report HERE; View TPA "map" HERE

"Louisville, Ky., has launched a new public workspace — one that combines free loaner laptops and fiber Internet connection with modern design aesthetics, the sort more closely associated with trendy coffee shops than government facilities. And it’s done so in an economically challenged neighborhood where people often lack access to tech." | Government Tech

Broadband service is spotty in Virginia.  "An obvious solution is for providers to link up with rural cities and counties. One approach is to create public authorities that can plan and fund access, as the cities of Salem and Roanoke [sic] and Botetourt counties have done." | Washington Post

"At $98 Million, Charter CEO Nation's Highest Paid Executive" | Broadband Reports

Colorado Subsidizes DSL Connections over Fiber Connections | Community Networks 

Future of Wi-Fi: "The IEEE 802.11 Working Group (part of the Wi-Fi Alliance) has a number of improvements being planned. Many, but not all of the improvements, look at the future of using the newly available millimeter wave spectrum." | POTs and PANs

"Microsoft seeks OK to do more tests of agricultural sensors over TV white space" | FierceWireless

"Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%" | Telecompetitor

"NAB Asks to Intervene for FCC in UHF Fight; Group says stay of discount's return would harm broadcasters" | Broadcasting & Cable

"AT&T-backed legislation to cut POTS lines limits affordable, reliable options, says AARP, Citizens Utility Board" | FierceTelecom
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