October 19, 2017

Study assessing various broadband models—fully public, fully private, and public-private partnership models  —in San Francisco is released: "The Potential for Ubiquitous, Open Fiber-to-the-Premises in San Francisco" | View Full Report HERE

Related coverage of San Francisco Report: "Connecting every SF resident, business to fiber-optic internet would cost up to $1.9B" | SF Examiner

FCC announces a $17.68 million settlement with Verizon for possible violations of the FCC’s competitive bidding rules for the E-rate program. | FCC Public Notice

Residents of Haywood County, North Carolina, "have struggled to connect to the Internet for years, but the problem is also forcing businesses and jobs to go elsewhere." | Government Technology

Podcast: Broadband project in rural Garrett County, Maryland, combines fiber, fixed wireless, and TV white space technologies in order to reach people and businesses across the county. | Community Networks

Why the Connect America Fund Matters for Anchor Institutions | SHLB

Agenda for FCC October Open Meeting available HERE

"Google Fiber launches signups in Louisville" | Google Fiber Blog

"$100 Internet bill became $340 for no reason, Frontier customer says" | Ars Technica

"Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan; Michigan bill says no 'federal, state, or local funds' can pay for broadband." | Ars Technica


Comment regarding Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process due November 8, 2017; Reply comments due November 29, 2017. | FCC Public Notice

"Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs strikes deal to turn 800 acres of Toronto into an ‘internet city’; Google spinoff will bring Wi-Fi hubs and other smart city innovations to the shores of Lake Ontario" | The Verge
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