April 12, 2018


"SDN Finally Comes to Telecom," with AT&T 'white box' routers in cellular network:  "We’ve known this change has been coming for five years, but now the first wave of it is here. [Software Defined Networking] will be one of the biggest transformational technologies we’ve seen in years – it will make the big carriers nimble, something they have never been. And they are going to make it harder over time for all of the smaller carriers that compete with them – something AT&T doesn’t mind in the least." :: POTs and PANs

Jon Chambers:  "Five Buckets of Federal Funding for Rural Broadband – A Primer" :: Conexon Blog

Millennials and rural broadband:  "The real question is whether a rural decline is inevitable or if the digital economy has characteristics that are already starting to write a different story for rural America.  We have recently completed research that suggests it is." ... [A] Fortune article argued that “millennials are about to leave cities in drones” and the Telegraph mentioned “there is a great exodus going on from cities” in addition to Time magazine reporting that the millennial population of certain U.S. cities has peaked.  Why millennials? Well, dubbed the first digital-native generation, their migration patterns could indicate the beginning of a digital age-related decentralization." :: Daily Yonder  

"OnLight Aurora Expanding to Create 'Smart Park'" :: MuniNetworks

City of San Bruno, Calif. considers whether to upgrade municipal cable system to fiber network :: Daily Journal

"Costs Hamper Support for a Municipal Broadband Project in Cambridge, Mass." :: Government Technology

"Maine Towns Put Up Cash for Better Internet Service" :: Government Technology

"CTC Guide Details Best Practices for Government Network Resiliency and Security" :: CTC Technology & Energy

Kentucky Governor Blevon "criticized lawmakers for approving $600 million in new spending while ignoring some of the state’s contractual obligations, including funding for a high-speed internet network in all 120 counties" :: WPSD


"AT&T and Crown Castle Expand Strategic Partnership" :: AT&T PR :: FierceWireless

AT&T's millimeter-wave 5G trials "produce gigabit speeds and 9m latency" :: Ars Technica

"AT&T says FCC should clearly define complex vs. simple One Touch Make Ready" :: FierceTelecom

"AT&T: We have all the answers to deploy a mobile 5G network" :: FierceWireless

"Sprint, Mobilitie to pay $11.6M fine for noncompliant small cell installations:"  FierceWireless :: Mobile World Live

Sprint, T-Mobile restart merger talks :: FierceWireless

"There's 'no end in sight' to growth in the small cell [equipment] market" :: FierceWireless

Analyst firm raises 5G subscriber forecast by 50%, but profit outlook remains cloudy" :: FierceWireless

""A Mid-Band Spectrum Compromise For Rural Broadband: Wins All Around" :: New America :: Benton 

NIST approves first round in FirstNet Device Approval Program :: First Responder Network Authority


"DISH Alliance Group Will Focus on ISP Co-Marketing, Allowing ISPs to Add Video to Broadband" :: Telecompetitor

"PlayStation Vue chief says vMVPDs will lead to more stacking, fewer channels" :: FierceCable

CenturyLink no longer working to expand Prism TV service" :: FierceCable


"Can 'Localism" Restore Sanity to U.S. Politics?"  :: New York Times

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