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February 8, 2018

BROADBAND

"Cities to federal government:   Don't tell us how to build our internet" :: CNN

"A C Spire electric utility company partnership announced today aims to bring more than 300 miles of fiber to remote areas of Mississippi. The partnership with Entergy Mississippi calls for C Spire to build and own the network, with Entergy contributing construction costs. . . . Entergy will lease capacity on the network from C Spire to support its smart grid initiatives. . . .C Spire eventually expects to extend the middle-mile network to end user locations to support retail services" :: Telecompetitor

"A year after Mediacom paid an undisclosed sum to take over the cable system in Andalusia, Alabama, the town’s mayor is warning the operator that if he continues to hear complaints, Andalusia will shop for a municipal broadband provider." :: FierceCable

"Incumbent Unmasked as Fake Citizens Group in West Plains, Missouri" :: ILSR

Belmond, IA "gathering information to see if it should further investigate the creation of a municipal communications system" :: Belmond News

"Senate budget deal includes $20 billion for infrastructure projects, including broadband" :: Benton summary :: The Hill

"ACLU Pushes for State Net Neutrality Rules" :: Hartford Courant

Virginia net neutrality bill killed in committee :: WJLA

"The least connected people in America:  Nowhere is the 'digital divide more extreme than on tribal lands.  Will Washington's solution fix the problem?" :: Politico

"America's digital divide, in 2 maps" :: Politico

"AT&T Fixed Wireless and Fiber Expanded in Four States, Fiber Now Available to 7M Locations" :: Telecompetitor

"Frontier Deflects Sell-Off Rumors" :: Light Reading

WIRELESS

"Knoxville prepping for 5G, smart city initiatives" :: RCRWirelessNews

Bipartisan 'AIRWAVES Act' would free up more spectrum :: Broadcasting & Cable :: Public Knowledge 

"The MVDDS 5G Coalition is stepping up efforts to get the FCC to make more midband spectrum available for 5G, challenging satellite players that say the 12 GHz band is needed for their ventures." :: FierceWireless

"Hosting the Super Bowl supercharges a city's network for years to come" :: BGR

VIDEO

"Are There Any Cable Companies Left?" :: POTs and PANs

OTHER NEWS

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018 :: Electronic Frontier Foundation

"U.S. government should not reverse course on Internet governance transition" :: Brookings

Google building a video game streaming service that could work on Chromecast :: BGR

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