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May 31, 2018

BROADBAND

"Will Self-Driving Vehicles Finally Bring Broadband to Rural America?  - Autonomous vehicles will need ubiquitous connectivity, and there's a role for government and industry to finally make it happen." :: Governing

More on USTelecom's petition to eliminate UNE resale requirement, etc:  "This would mean that the only way to compete with the telcos would be by overbuilding 100% to reach customers and to interconnect networks. Numerous competitive providers would be quickly bankrupted and disappear. Huge numbers of customers, primarily businesses, would lose their vendor of choice as competitive carriers would no longer be able to serve them. This could even kill wholesale VoIP since the underlying carriers providing that service rely heavily within their networks on interconnection UNEs." :: POTs and PANs

NTIA seeks comment on improving broadband availability data / map :: NTIA

"Senators Challenge FCC Rural Broadband Map -- Bipartisan group says more time is needed to vet areas identified as served" :: Multichannel News

NCTA, USTelecom, ACA et al send letter to Senate committee seeking to limit use of RUS funds for overbuilds; "NCTA et al. want the Senators ... to modify RUS to limit funding to areas where 100% of residents have no broadband service (defined as no service of at least 10 Mbps downstream, 1 Mbps upstream), or where at least 90% don't have such service." :: Multichannel News

WIRELESS

"San Jose-AT&T Small Cell Pact Important to Closing City's Digital Divide" -- "San Jose's recent agreement with AT&T on small cell deployments could bridge the city's digital divide and enhance the provider's FirstNet rollout, while serving as a signpost for other municipalities." :: Government Technology

"Santa Rosa, Calif., Wanted to Pause [Small Cell] Infrastructure Installation, but it Kept Coming Anyway" --  "The city is finding out how difficult it can be to prevent a telecommunications roll-out." ...  “'They said it was going to be high up on the pole,” [resident Mary] Dahl said, pointing toward the assemblage of brown boxes and cables mounted on a metal bar 7 feet off the ground on the wooden utility pole outside her home. 'I don’t consider that high. I go out my front door and it’s right in my face!'" :: Government Technology

"5G Wireless Service Is Coming, And So Are Health Concerns Over The Towers That Support It" :: CBS New York

"Verizon remains encouraged by millimeter wave propagation" :: FierceWireless

"AT&T: The Business Case for Fixed 5G is Ugly, Verizon Seems to Beg to Differ" :: Telecompetitor

"T-Mobile spending more on 600 MHz build-out than expected" :: FierceWireless

"AT&T & Verizon Plot (Sort Of) Mobile 5G Demos & Trials" :: Light Reading

"Alongside its plan to launch a 5G network early next year, Sprint is also embarking on a new IoT strategy." :: FierceWireless

"Analysts continue to debate whether Dish Network and Charlie Ergen are really serious about building a wireless network, or are just stalling regulators as they wait for their spectrum's value to appreciate ahead of a sale." :: DSLReports

VIDEO

"AT&T CFO Touts Plans for $15-a-Month Skinny-Bundle Streaming Service" :: Hollywood Reporter



 

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