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January 30, 2018

BROADBAND

"Is municipal broadband the next net neutrality?"  :: Philadelphia Business Journal

"Lawmakers Mount Federal Effort to Block Bans on Municipal Internet" :: Government Technology

ITIF:  "Why Municipal Networks Are Not a Good Tool to Advance Broadband" --  "For [municipal advocates], lightly regulated, for-profit corporations have no place in America’s broadband infrastructure" [ED: ??] :: ITIF

"Wave sticks it to Comcast in Santa Maria, California, with muni broadband network" :: FierceCable

"Suddenlink passed up the opportunity to offer connectivity in Pinetops, North Carolina, for years until now. About a year after a bill in the General Assembly gave nearby Wilson’s municipal network the ability to serve the tiny mountain community, Suddenlink is taking advantage of the law to enter Pinetops and push Wilson’s Greenlight Community Broadband out."  :: ILSR

"A Tale of Two Grant Programs" -  "The state of California just initiated a state broadband grant program that is likely to spend money without doing much actual good for rural broadband. This can be contrasted to the grant program in Minnesota that has already funded a lot of rural broadband networks in communities that would have otherwise not probably ever gotten it."  :: POTs and PANs

"The Fight for High-Speed Internet Continues in Burlington, N.C." :: Government Technology

CWA objects to BDAC recommendation for One-Touch Make Ready  ::  Communications Workers of America

Remarks of Commr. Rosenworcel at State of the Net Conference :: FCC

WIRELESS

"Baltimore Rolls Out Smart Trash Cans" :: Government Technology

"How 5G Will Solve Rural Broadband" :: FierceWireless

Trump Administration says it has no plans to build a national 5G network; FCC opposes the concept ::  Telecompetitor :: Washington Post  ::  Recode  :: FCC Statements (via Benton Foundation)

Tom Wheeler:  "Building a Secure 5G Network Without Nationalization" :: Brookings

"AT&T to lose hundreds of 5G millimeter wave spectrum licenses as part of FCC/FiberTower settlement" :: FierceWireless  :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"Cord cutters say they are saving an average of $115 per month, according to a new survey, which also found that within five years more than half of current cable customers doubt they’ll still subscribe to traditional pay TV"  :: Broadcasting & Cable

"Bill that would tax Netflix, other online streaming services defeated in Virginia" :: DelmarvaNow

 

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