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April 17, 2018

BROADBAND

"U.S., British governments warn businesses worldwide of Russian campaign to hack routers" :: Washington Post

"What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet" :: VICE

"BDAC 'Model' State Code:  CLIC Is Having None Of That" :: MuniNetworks

"Telehealth -- The Ideal Marketing Tool for Rural Municipal Networks" :: Daily Yonder

"Kitsap [WA]  Public Utility District authorized to sell retail internet access" :: Kitsap Sun

City of Fredericksburg, VA fields broadband survey of residents and businesses :: Fredericksburg Today

Gardner, ID considers municipal fiber project based on Ammon, ID model :: Gardner News

"Report: Municipal Broadband Could Protect Consumer Privacy" :: Public News Service

Spokane debates public broadband:  op-eds for and against : Spokesman-Review

"Stay Away From Municipal Broadband Boondoggles" - op-ed from Taxpayers Protection Alliance  :: Washington Examiner

"Massachusetts town needs to come up with $720K to get Charter to build network" :: Fierce

Kentucky lawmakers agree to fund Kentucky Wired :: AP

NYC Connected report:  "Truth in Broadband:  Access and Connectivity in New York City" -- "describes how broadband service currently delivers on the City’s guiding principles of equity, performance, affordability, privacy and choice, and provides the most complete and current picture yet of broadband access and connectivity in New York City." :: Light Reading  :: Link to Report

"The Future Openness of the Internet Should Not Turn on the Decision of a Particular Company" :: Benton Foundation

"How the Big ISPs Prioritize Confusion In The Net Neutrality Debate" :: Computer & Communications Industry Association

"Paid Prioritization: Leaving Startups in the Slow Lane" :: Medium

"AT&T and cable lobby are terrified of a California net neutrality bill " :: Ars Technica

"CenturyLink is what you might call a hot mess right now. The company's lagging broadband upgrades make it clear that residential customers across countless markets simply aren't a priority. .... CenturyLink is signaling that it no longer thinks residential broadband, especially upgrades for un-upgraded areas, are particularly important" :: DSLReports

WIRELESS

Illinois governor signs small cell bill:  "The plan expands access to 5G networks by allowing companies to install small cell antennas on streetlights and utility poles. Local governments cannot regulate or charge for the installation or maintenance of the wireless facilities." :: Herald-Whig

"Hillsboro, Kingston [NM] debate merits of connectivity vs. town character" :: Las Cruces Sun News

"Who's most ready for 5G? China, not the US, leads all" :: CNET

"Cox Talks Smart City Co-Creation" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"The Trajectory of Cord Cutting" :: POTs and PANs

OTHER NEWS

Former chair of BDAC arrested on fraud charges:  "Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements" :: The Verge :: DSLReports

More on FCC's pending vote to ban use of Universal Service funds for certain Chinese equipment manufacturers :: FierceWireless

"Law Limits Cable’s Use Of Customer Information -- Unlike Facebook, MSOs under strict privacy controls in Cable Act" :: Multichannel News

"It would have taken more than privacy laws to prevent the Cambridge Analytica scandal" :: The Hill op-ed

TED talk by Jaron Lanier:  "How we need to remake the Internet" :: TED

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