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April 4, 2018

BROADBAND

"Municipal broadband expected to get support from more Colorado towns after Tuesday's vote - So far 86 cities and towns in the state have cast off state restrictions on municipal broadband" :: Denver Post

"Boulder to hold input session on community broadband" :: BizWest

"City of Gainesville invites businesses to negotiate an agreement for internet broadband services" :: WCJB :: MuniNetworks

City of Saratoga Springs awards citywide broadband infrastructure contract to SiFi Networks :: Times-Union

North Carolina League of Municipalities releases report on broadband public-private partnerships :: MuniNetworks

"Neighbors Helping Neighbors For Fiber In Rural Tennessee: Newport And Morristown Join Forces" :: MuniNetworks

"Is 5G Fixed Wireless vs. FTTH a Cage Fight or a Toolkit?" :: Light Reading

USDA RUS announces Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program application window; submissions due June 4 :: USDA

"Paid prioritization:  Debunking the myth of fast and slow lanes" :: American Enterprise Institute

"Comcast Gigabit Service Hits Southern States for $140" :: DSLReports

WIRELESS

"Cities to FCC:  Stop Undermining Us" :: Light Reading

CBRS spectrum sharing "could rock the wireless industry" :: Bloomberg

Former Commr. Robert McDowell:  "Misapplied zoning rules and huge fees block antennas the size of pizza boxes" [Ed.:  28 cubic feet is a really big pizza] :: Wall Street Journal (sub. req'd)

"Report:  Wireless Broadband Prices Will Peak in 2021" :: DSLReports

"Starry’s 802.11ax-based fixed wireless broadband service is more economically effective than fixed wireless deployments based on the 5G standard, a Wall Street Research firm claims ... Starry says it's using pre-standard 5G, point-to-multipoint fixed wireless technology to deliver gigabit-capable broadband to the home at speeds of 200 Mbps for $50 per month, without caps. " :: DSLReports

"Maine WISP Redzone Expands 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless Reach" :: DSLReports :: FierceWireless

"Google Brings Wi-Fi to the School Bus, Creating Rolling Study Halls" :: Telecompetitor

VIDEO

ESPN standalone streaming service to launch on April 12 for $4.99/mo. :: The Verge

"Prices are Driving Cord Cutting" :: POTs and PANs

OTHER NEWS

"Buiding a Connected City From the Ground Up" - profile of planned Union Point development near Boston :: New York Times

"How to Regulate Facebook" :: Axios

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan settles free speech lawsuit about blocking Facebook users who criticize him; Hogan to implement a new social media policy within two weeks and pay $65k to plaintiffs :: Ars Technica

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