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February 12, 2018

BROADBAND

"White House releases 55 page, $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan" :: The Hill

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) calls for $2.5 billion to be made available for rural broadband, through USDA RUS :: NRECA letter to House Appropriations Committee (from Benton Foundation

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative unveils broadband plans:  "CVEC plans to spend at least $100 million over the next five years to install fiber optic cable parallel to its 4,600 miles of electrical lines. When complete, the project should reach a good percentage of the company’s 36,000 mostly rural residents." :: Fluvanna Review

"WV broadband council chairman blasts FCC report, says data isn't correct" -- “'It’s shameful,' Hinton said. 'It’s just disappointing that moving forward, this is the kind of data that will dictate where we can invest infrastructure dollars.'" :: Charleston Gazette-Mail

"Regulating From Broadband Maps" -- "Anybody that understands broadband networks knows that much of the data included in the databases and the mapping is incorrect, and sometimes pure fantasy....Unfortunately, most of the errors in the broadband databases and maps overstate broadband speeds rather than under-report them.." :: POTs and PANs

Massachusetts towns reviewing broadband proposals under MBI project :: Greenfield Recorder

Missouri:  "Secretary of State pushing for more money to support broadband in libraries" :: Missourian  (from Don Means)

"FCC Perpetrates Broadband Policy by Press Release" :: Benton Foundation

"This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality" :: Washington Post

"Ajit Pai's FCC Can't Stop Lying About Net Neutrality" :: DSLReports

"Location Intelligence and the Future of Net Neutrality" :: Government Technology

WIRELESS

AT&T sues Town of East Hampton, N.Y. over denial of antenna permit application :: East Hampton Star

"Surveillance system or public-safety tool?  Seattle dismantles controversial wireless mesh network" :: Seattle Times

"AT&T to Add Significant 39GHz 5G Spectrum with Acquisition of FiberTower" :: The Fast Mode

VIDEO

"Warning:  US Cablecos Will Go National" :: Light Reading

OTHER NEWS

"Comcast Looking to Link Blockchain to the Connected Home" :: Multichannel News

 

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