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December 18, 2017

BROADBAND

"Municipal broadband -- What Longmont [CO] did right" :: North Forty News

"Killing Net Neutrality Has Brought on a New Call for Public Broadband" :: The Intercept

"The Secret Savior of Net Neutrality?  With the FCC opening the door for internet service providers to block content, networks owned and operated by local governments may be the last bastion of the free and open internet" :: The Ringer

"Motherboard and VICE are Building a Community Internet Network  -- To protect net neutrality, we need internet infrastructure that isn't owned by big telecom" ... "Next year, we’ll publish the Motherboard Guide to Building an ISP, a comprehensive guide to the technical, legal, and political aspects of getting a locally-owned internet network off the ground."  :: Motherboard

"Koch Brothers are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband" :: Wired

"WISPA applauds FCC's vote on repealing net neutrality" :: FierceWireless

"Sen. Markey Leads Resolution to Restore FCC's Net Neutrality Rules" :: Office of Sen. Ed Markey 

. . .  "Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he intends to force a vote" on a CRA to restore net neutrality :: The Hill

"The Political Dumpster Fire of Net Neutrality is Just Heating Up" :: Fast Company

"The next front in the net neutrality war:  Feds versus the states"  :: recode

"CenturyLink Adorably Thinks FCC Will Protect Interconnection" :: DSLReports

FCC adopts NPRM on Rural Health Care program reform; $400M cap may be increased :: Telecompetitor

"Are We at the End of Broadband Growth?"  POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

Alphabet deploying laser backhaul system in India:  Alphabet X " plans to deploy free space optical technology, which transmits data through light beams at up to 20 gigabits per second between the rooftop boxes" serving cellular and Wi-Fi nodes :: Reuters :: Popular Mechanics

VIDEO

ACA releases survey results on retransmission consent negotiations:  "More akin to bullying than negotiation" :: Telecompetitor  :: ACA

OTHER NEWS

AOL Instant Messenger discontinued :: USA Today

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