January 18, 2018


"UC2B and i3 Broadband's Champaign-Urbana Fiber Network Growth Continues" :: i3 Broadband

Co-chairs of bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus urge Trump 'to include dedicated, stand-alone funding for broadband deployment" in infrastructure plan ::  Office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar

USTelecom op-ed on digital divide strategies :: The Hill

Prof. Sharon Strover:  "Reaching rural America with broadband internet service" :: The Conversation

"High-Speed Internet 'Transformational' for Rural New York" :: Government Technology

FCC could cut off subsidized broadband service under the Lifeline program :: Government Technology

"Washington's next big tech battle:  closing the country's digital divide" -- "Whether Democrats and Republicans can actually bridge the digital divide, however, may very well hinge on something far more analogue [sic] — whether they can narrow the political gap still between them.  'From a Wall Street perspective,' [Blair] Levin continued, 'would you be betting on a big infrastructure package actually happening and having an impact right now? I don’t think so.'" :: Recode

"What's Next for Net Neutrality in Congress and the Courts" :: Free Press

"What You Need to Know About Repealing The Repeal of Net Neutrality -- How the CRA Works" :: Tales of the Sausage Factory


Update on Georgia HB 533:  small cell bill limits municipal control over rights-of-way, is presented as rural broadband legislation :: WABE

More on Starry:  "A competitive wireless product at $50 per month is going to bring real competition to urban ISPs." :: POTs and PANs

"Sprint inks small cell deal with Cox" :: FierceWireless :: Telecompetitor

"Minneapolis' Super Bowl LII stands as proving ground for small cell deployments" :: FierceWireless


"Comcast's New Xfinity Platform Blurs Streaming Media, Live TV, Internet, Apps ... And Smart Home Hub" :: Forbes


"Apple pledges to spend $350 billion and bring 20,000 jobs to the U.S. within next five years"  :: Washington Post

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