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May 9, 2018

BROADBAND

"Five City Strategies to Accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Deployment" -- column by Karen Perry of NTIA :: National League of Cities

"Ambitious Plan Would Bring Statewide Public Broadband to Michigan  -- "Mi-Fi" would treat the Internet like a utility instead of a commodity." :: Popular Mechanics

"Texas Hill Country co-op expanding rural fiber network" :: San Antonio Business Journal (sub. req'd)

Rural Washington citizens discuss broadband grant/loan options :: Government Technology

New Hampshire:  SB170 broadband infrastructure legislation focusing on rural towns :: Sentinel Source

FCC sets pleading cycle for USTelecom's petition seeking forbearance from unbundling and resale, pole/duct/conduit access  "competition checklist" obligations under section 271; oppositions due June 7 :: FCC (from Benton Foundation)

House Democrats question Chmn. Pai on faulty broadband data :: House Commerce Committee

. . . "Bad FCC Reg Rollback Tied to Bad Data" :: Multichannel News

WIRELESS

"Light Poles and 5G":  "I’ve read the FCC rules several times this week and I can’t see where poles that aren’t intended to carry wires fall under FCC jurisdiction." :: POTs and PANs

Windstream's fixed wireless deployment:   "Windstream is offering a handful of speeds over its fixed wireless network, with prices starting at $50 per month for 25 Mbps speeds, ranging up to $70 per month for 100 Mbps speeds. The service does not have a monthly usage cap. ... Radwin’s technology can transmit signals up to 5 miles along a line-of-sight connection, though speeds are often better at closer ranges. [T]he company primarily uses unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum for its deployments, with backhaul services in licensed 11 GHz spectrum. ... Windstream often uses several towers to cover an area, mostly via 100-foot monopoles, and Radwin’s equipment can support up to 65 customers per base station sector (each base station can support up to 16 sectors)." :: Fierce Wireless

VIDEO
 
"Altice Plans June Price Hikes for Optimum, Suddenlink Users" :: DSLReports

"If you search the keyword '2017 pay-TV subscriber losses'  in your favorite search engine, you are likely to get a number of articles that state the losses were around 1.5 million.  However, if you do a little digging, you’ll find that the losses were more than double." :: Grounded Reason

OTHER NEWS

"Robot OK’d as Massachusetts Student's Stand-In" :: Government Technology

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