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November 20, 2017
BROADBAND

"With Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block, Communities are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands -- and Scaring the Hell out of Comcast" :: Huffington Post

"Lessons From the Nation's Oldest Open Access Fiber Network" [Grant County, WA Public Utility District] :: Community Networks

New Hampshire broadband legislation:  "The new SB 170 rewrites several state statutes to allow municipalities to bond for broadband infrastructure, including as part of public/private partnerships, and it sets out a process by which municipalities will seek information and develop such partnerships. But as is the case now, it only allows that bonding in areas not already “served” by existing broadband providers." :: SentinelSource

More on Lexington, KY municipal FTTH :: BroadbandBreakfast.com

"High-Speed Broadband Enables Hackathon in Wilson, N.C. :: Government Technology

Using telehealth to improve community broadband :: Daily Yonder

Broadband in southern Vermont:  "'Unless you have people who are really upset about it, angry about it, ready to take control of it, it won't go anywhere,' Carole Monroe, chief executive of ... ECFiber, said" :: Brattleboro Reformer

Greeley and Windsor, Colo. are entering into a joint agreement with NEO Connect to conduct a feasibility study of municipal broadband for the two communities :: BizWest

Eastern Shore Broadband Authority (VA) approves FTTH expansion to additional towns :: Delmarva Now

Massachusetts:  "State bond bill may add $17M for broadband" :: Greenfield Recorder

"Trump's FCC is about to destroy net neutrality, and a Democratic commissioner [Commr. Rosenworcel] is calling foul"  -- "'There were some procedural problems with the way this all came together'" :: Slate

Comcast expands speed upgrades:  "Comcast is boosting its 10 Mbps Performance Starter tier to 25 Mbps, the company's 25 Mbps Performance tier to 60 Mbps, and the company's 75 Mbps XFINITY Blast! tier to 100 Mbps. The speeds come without a listed price hike" :: DSLReports

"The Beginning of the End for Copper :: POTs and PANs
WIRELESS

"Local Control Debate Pauses Illinois Small Cell Wireless Bill" :: Government Technology

Georgia:  small-cell legislation on the table for 2018;  Georgia General Assembly pressured to adopt statewide regulations to aid AT&T deployment :: Rome News-Tribune

 
VIDEO

Decline of traditional pay TV accelerates in Q3 :: Multichannel News

 
OTHER NEWS

"Service provider spending pause drives 15% decline in optical network market" :: FierceTelecom



 
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