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January 4, 2018

BROADBAND

"The FCC is Preparing to Weaken the Definition of Broadband"  --  "Under this new proposal [set for vote in February], any area able to obtain wireless speeds of at least 10 Mbps down, 1 Mbps would be deemed good enough for American consumers, pre-empting any need to prod industry to speed up or expand broadband coverage . . . .  [T]he goal is to allow the FCC (and more importantly the broadband industry) to declare that the country's broadband coverage issues have been fixed -- just by fiddling with the numbers." :: DSLReports

"After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband -- Fort Collins plans universal broadband, net neutrality, and gigabit speeds" :: Ars Technica

"Oconee County, South Carolina:  Achieving Goals Beyond AT&T Obstruction" :: ILSR

L.1700 ITU fiber installation used in Nepal -- good for Appalachia? :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Coal Out, Broadband In," in Eastern Kentucky :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"'If it were easy, it would have been done by now' : Why high-speed internet remains elusive for many in rural Minnesota" :: MinnPost

"The Race for Space-Based Internet is On" :: Popular Mechanics

"After Net Neutrality, Experts Expect Changes to FCC's E-Rate" :: EdSurge

"Net Neutrality's Dead.   The Battle to Resurrect It Is Just Beginning" :: MIT Technology Review

"Snubbing FCC, States Are Writing Their Own Net Neutrality Laws" :: Fast Company

"Comcast already on pace to spend $50B on networks, despite Title II rollback promise" :: FierceCable

Op-Ed:  "Let's [sic] Never Let the Left Live Down Its Absurd 'Net Neutrality' Alarmism" :: Forbes

Heritage Foundation:  "Repealing Net Neutrality is Actually Good for the Internet" :: Press-Enterprise

WIRELESS

"Verizon to use Samsung for first commercial 5G network rollout," in Sacramento :: ZDNet

"Charter outlines 'inside-out' wireless strategy, urges FCC to adopt 'county'-sized geographic licensing of 3.5 GHz" :: FierceCable

"Rivada, Verizon undeterred by FirstNet's nationwide public-safety sweep" :: FierceWireless

OTHER NEWS

National League of Cities submits comments to BDAC on preemption of state and local authority :: Link to NLC filing


 

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