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May 11, 2018

BROADBAND

FCC announces net neutrality repeal goes into effect June 11 :: Federal Register

"Schumer: Broadband is a Utility That May Require Price Caps" :: DSLReports :: Multichannel News

Former Commr. Kathleen Abernathy calls for "a comprehensive internet bill" :: USA Today

Profile of Portsmouth, VA municipal fiber network :: MuniNetworks

"City of Aspen [CO] expanding its broadband reach, will benefit county" :: Aspen Times

"Alford [MA] voters OK next steps toward broadband network" :: Berkshire Eagle

Penobscot, ME issues RFI seeking network design/engineering/implementation/ISP services :: Ellsworth American

"With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland [OR] Do the Same? :: Portland Mercury

"Study Finds a Lack of Internet Access Is Having a Big Impact In Southern Indiana":   "The [Purdue Univ.] study found that although there are 26 providers in the region less than one-third were able to offer a full service. The majority of homes only had access to one provider. About 21 percent or 33,440 people, have no access to broadband, and 44 percent had access to a single provider. Almost half of the households with children had limited or no access to broadband potentially widening the homework gap in the region.  'It is so much worse than we thought'" :: Government Technology

Topeka, KS:  city/county committee balks at $128M broadband cost estimate in Tilson study; RFI put on hold :: Topeka Capital-Journal :: WIBW

WIRELESS

"The False 5G Narrative in DC":  "The narrative is nothing more than a fairy tale spun by the wireless industry as a way to justify bypassing the normal regulatory process, to hand them fast and cheap connections on poles for wireless devices." :: POTs and PANs

"Coalition Proposes Alternate CBRS Auction Plan, Licenses by County and Census Tract":  "The coalition CBRS auction plan calls for five county-based CBRS priority access licenses (PALs) for every U.S. county and two census tract-based PALs for every census tract. License terms would be seven years and would be renewable based on performance criteria."   :: Telecompetitor

"NFL getting into the CBRS game, files for proof-of-concept testing at stadiums" :: FierceWireless

FCC issues NPRM to amend EBS licensing framework in 2.5GHz band :: Benton Summary :: Telecompetitor :: FCC

Utilities Technology Council urges FCC to  safeguard utility spectrum :: FierceWireless

VIDEO
 
Sinclair:  Retransmission consent and other distribution revenues now account for 45%-50% of the company’s revenue :: TVNewsCheck

OTHER NEWS

"ZTE stops business operations after US ban" :: The Hill

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