January 26, 2018


"Local Communities Can Inject Desperately Needed Competition in the ISP Market" :: Electronic Frontier Foundation

"City-Run Broadband Can Keep Net Neutrality Alive -- And It's Cheap" :: Fast Company

More on San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's protest resignation from FCC BDAC :: The Hill  :: Axios :: The Verge  :: DSLReports :: SFGate :: Variety

. . . From Mayor Liccardo's resignation letter:  "One working group, which did not have a single municipal representative among its 30+ participants, created a draft model state code that included provisions to eliminate all municipal control over when, how, and whether to accept industry applications for infrastructure deployment." :: Ars Technica

"Dear State and Local Gov:  FCC Chair Ajit Pai Is Just Not That Into You" :: Route Fifty

"Pole attachments don't get nearly the hype of an issue like net neutrality. But the impact to broadband rollouts of what gets decided about the pole attachment process will be substantial over the next many years.  And if the fights among the BDAC members are any indication, the debate is only going to get more hostile from here." :: Light Reading

"[A] bipartisan bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate to promote rural broadband deployment and identify fallow broadband fields in key agricultural sectors." :: Broadcasting & Cable

"The Internet's 'Virtuous Cycle of Innovation' Is Starting to Look Like a Spiral of Rate Increases" :: Public Knowledge

City of San Francisco citywide fiber RFQ expected at the end of January :: Fiber for San Francisco

"NY Governor Signs Executive Order on Net Neutrality" :: Government Technology


"With 1 Gbps speeds, Verizon’s 5G fixed wireless service will leapfrog the competition" :: FierceWireless

Crown Castle reportedly signs long-term agreement with Sprint :: FierceWireless

"Is the Reverse Auction Right for You?" :: POTs and PANs


"The Cost of Pay TV vs. Cord-Cutting" :: Grounded Reason


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