February 1, 2018


"Internet providers pitch municipal broadband partnerships to Loveland [CO] City Council"  :: Reporter-Herald

"Google Can't Save ISP Competition, We Need to Save Ourselves" :: PCMag

San Francisco citywide fiber / Wi-Fi Request for Qualifications released, responses due March 26 :: City and County of San Francisco

. . . "The city has mandated that its partner adhere to the principles of net neutrality" :: Government Technology

Muscatine (IA) Power & Water expects FTTH completion by year's end :: Muscatine Journal

"The Brown County [Indiana] Council is willing to do anything necessary to bring high-speed internet to the 7,200 households currently receiving electricity from [regional electric cooperative] REMC." ... "“Just like in the ’30s when electricity did not reach out into rural areas, the co-ops had to step in and do it. They did it right. That’s the same mentality we’re using with this.” :: Brown County Democrat

Urbana-Champaign:  "UC2B Partner Moves Ahead With Ambitious Expansion Plans" :: ILSR

Testimony of Joanne Hovis at Tuesday's House subcommittee hearing on closing the digital divide :: Link to testimony

"Congressional action to update the Telecommunications Act will be incremental, according to Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee." :: Multichannel News

"The FCC Hopes its Empty Dedication to Rural Broadband Will Make You Forget it Killed Net Neutrality" :: Motherboard

To address rural connectivity issues, "[u]sing the FirstNet wireless broadband base is a great place to start" :: American City and County

"Your Crappy Upstream Cable Speeds Could Soon Improve" :: DSLReports


"AT&T CEO says the first 5G devices will be 'pucks'" that work like mobile hotspots :: CNET

City and Port of Los Angeles object to proposed CBRS band changes that favor major wireless operators "to the detriment of small stakeholders that the original CBRS rules were supposed to foster"  :: FierceWireless

Potential CBRS band rule changes, and effect on WISPs :: Telecompetitor

T-Mobile objects to smaller CBRS license areas :: FierceWireless

Charter says initial tests of CBRS fixed wireless deliver 25Mbps at "significant distances"; calls for county-sized CBRS licenses :: FierceWireless


"AT&T lost nearly 1.2M linear pay TV customers in 2017" :: FierceCable


Verizon calls on Congress to "modernize the Stored Communications Act" :: Verizon

"Smart Cities:   Early Signs of Progress, but Still a Long Way to Go" :: PCMag

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