May 24, 2018


Cleveland Heights, OH asked to consider municipal broadband utility :: Cleveland.com

Coverage of response to Tacoma Click! Network RFP  :: News Tribune

Wahkiakum County, WA: "Town, county express broadband interest" :: Wahkiakum County Eagle

"Taxpayer advocates fret over Waco broadband discussions" :: Texas Monitor

Local startup in Madison County, VA aims to provide countywide gigabit service, using fiber + small cells on Rappahanock Electric Cooperative poles :: Madison Eagle

Cuts to FCC Rural Health Program "threaten subsidies for rural health broadband"; (focusing on Oregon RHP recipients) :: The Bulletin

Bipartisan net neutrality legislation?  Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH):  “'(Take) the blocking, so-called throttling, the paid prioritization of internet traffic, that sort of stuff and put it into legislation ... I talked to Sen. Thune about it in the past few weeks and he committed to me that he was going to move that legislation. He thinks we can be bipartisan.'  Portman does not believe the solution should be left to the FCC, because it could mean changes with every new presidential administration." :: WOSU

"Democrats’ Net Neutrality Push Resonates With Base" :: Morning Consult

"Industry Already Hyping DOCSIS 4.0 or 'DOCSIS dot Next'" :: DSLReports


"Palo Alto lets Verizon install new cell towers atop utility poles -- Residents appealed city’s approval of devices, calling the towers an eyesore that should be placed underground" :: Mercury News

Roslyn Layton / AEI calls for "streamlined" state and municipal policies to accommodate "shoebox-sized antennas" ::  Forbes

"Colorado Springs, Colo., Increases Small Cell Tech in Anticipation of 5G" (with picture of "shoebox-sized antennas") :: The Gazette

"Houston Projects Full 5G Coverage by 2020 -- Residents can expect to see early 5G offerings via mobile hotspots at the end of this year, followed by smartphone accessibility in 2019" :: Houston Chronicle

"Ergen’s 5G build-out ambitions for Dish could pass $10B" . . . :: FierceWireless

. . . "[Ergen] said Dish's [initial] phase will be a nationwide, 3G, narrowband IoT network, which will be a technology for massive connectivity; then eventually the company aims to build a full 5G network combining low and mid-band spectrum." :: Multichannel News


"In an astounding about-face, Verizon is abandoning plans to launch its own over-the-top live TV service, and instead says it will partner with an existing third-party OTT provider as it introduces 5G broadband in select markets later this year." :: Light Reading

"Skyrocketing Retransmission Fees" :: POTs and PANs


Final countdown for “Fiber Connect,” the Fiber Broadband Association’s national conference.  The conference will run from June 4-6, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN.  Register here.


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