November 2, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and others to host market sounding event "to hear directly from interested private parties about potential market innovations or efficiencies that can help San Francisco meet the stated objectives, goals, and scope of the Fiber for San Francisco Initiative." Event to be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PST). | More event information HERE

Reminder to register for next week's Broadband Communities Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  Conference will focus on the relationship between broadband and economic development and how to maximize the economic impact of broadband. | More information HERE; Register HERE

"AT&T admits defeat in lawsuit it filed to stall Google Fiber; Judge dismissed AT&T's lawsuit against Louisville, and company won't appeal." | Ars Technica

Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) circulate broadband bill that "would limit the ability of state and local governments to restrict access to poles and rights of way except in specific circumstances – insufficient capacity, safety and reasonable concealment, for example" | Benton Foundation

Blandin Foundation analyzes the impact of high-capacity broadband in five rural Minnesota communities. | View Report HERE

Podcast w/ New Mexico's Kit Carson Electric Cooperative CEO Luis Reyes on its Fiber-to-the-Home Project | Community Networks 

Community Network's policy brief: "Comcast Spends Big on Local Elections: Would Lose Millions in Revenue from Real Broadband Competition" | View full brief HERE

FCC releases a list of recommended network practices to avoid network outages. | POTs and PANs 

"Telecoms, Pennsylvania Towns Face Off Over Wireless Buildout Bill; While supporters say the proposal would eliminate the need for big cell towers, local opponents are concerned it leaves them without zoning authority." | Government Technology

"Editor’s Corner—These are the 5 worst problems facing next-generation wireless networks" | FierceWireless

"WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online" | CNN

Costs balloon for Australia's National Broadband Network: "The potential cost of Labor's original ambitious all-fibre national broadband network model has been revealed with documents which show that it cost up to $91,196 to connect a single premises." | Financial Review
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