June 1, 2017
BROADBAND

"Professor Yoo's Flawed Study Flunks Test on Municipal Broadband;" Jim Baller and Joanne Hovis pen response to study from Penn Law Professor, Christopher Yoo.  They note the numerous flaws in its analysis including an error in reviewing the bond documents for networks in Chattanooga, TN; Lafayette, LA; and Wilson, NC. | CLIC Blog; View Press Release Acknowledging Corrections HERE

FCC Announces Open Meeting Agenda for June.  Items on the docket include:  NOI seeking comments on broadband access to multiple tenant environments (MTEs), Rulemaking establishing Blue Alerts, Procedures for states seeking to opt-out of FirstNet network and build their own network, Caller ID Rules and more. | Press Release

FCC files motion to dismiss Sprint and Windstream petition for review of the FCC's BDS Order.  FCC argues the petition was filed prematurely and should be dismissed. | View Motion HERE

"Major internet service providers are treading carefully around a new proposal from conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn that would place strict privacy restrictions on their networks as well as the web platforms that use them." | Axios

Ex Parte Filing demonstrates difficulties current Lifeline participants will face when they are migrated to the Lifeline National Verifier. | View Filing HERE

"Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Five States" | Telecompetitor

"Akamai: Average U.S. Broadband Speed Rises to 18.7 Mbps" | Telecompetitor
WIRELESS

Proliferation of small wireless devices means major issues for cities involvement in their placement. | POTs and PANs

"In 2017, how much low-, mid- and high-band spectrum do Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Dish own, and where?" | FierceWireless

"Parks: 70% of Data Traffic in the Home Carried by Wi-Fi" | Telecompetitor
OTHER NEWS

Fmr. FCC Commissioner Copps pens op-ed regarding net neutrality decision: "Should Two Trump Two Million?" | Benton Foundation

Op-ed: Net Neutrality Is Unenforceable; "Let’s accept the fact that net neutrality will never be anything more than a vague aspiration that will always escape regulatory definition." | MIT Technology Review
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