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June 11, 2018

BROADBAND

"Rural communities see big returns with broadband access, but roadblocks persist" :: NBCNews

Multnomah County, OR (Portland) allocates funds for municipal broadband study :: Portland Tribune

Univ. of Wisconsin report:  “Cooperatives and Rural Broadband: A Selective Survey" -- "The report offers step-by-step advice on broadband projects and dives into the details of Wisconsin’s cooperatives." :: MuniNetworks :: Link to Report

"Banking Challenges for Fiber Builders" :: POTs and PANs

"Connectivity Purgatory: Frontier Delays Small ISP’s Fast Network" :: MuniNetworks

"Google Fiber Broadband Hype Replaced By Delays And Frustration" :: TechDirt

"AT&T and Verizon are Opening a New Attack on ISP Competition," with petition to remove line-sharing obligations :: EFF

"The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Are Dead, But the Fight Isn't" :: Wired

Croatia:  "Millions to be Invested in Broadband Network Development and Smart Cities" :: Total Croatia News

WIRELESS

"Wiring for wireless: 5G and the tower in your backyard" -- "In the cities and municipalities of America, people's fears and misunderstandings about the onset of 5G wireless come to a head. Now, lawmakers and public officials are being prompted to make sudden moves that could change everything." :: ZDNet

"Detroit is now home to the 'World's Smartest Intersection'" :: SmartCitiesDive

"Microsoft keeps White Spaces on the front burner" - now has 23 Rural Airband projects in 15 states :: FierceWireless

"Justice Department reaching out to MVNOs amid proposed T-Mobile/Sprint combination" :: FierceWireless

OTHER NEWS

Profile of Verizon's next CEO, Hans Vestberg :: Telecompetitor

AT&T / Time Warner merger ruling expected Tuesday - "If the deal ends up going through, expect a cascade of mergers and acquisitions.":: New York Times

"Big Telcos Have Slashed 107K Jobs Since 2015"; equivalent to 6% of total :: Light Reading

In 2019, people will spend more time online than watching TV :: recode

"User Agreement Are Betraying You" :: Medium

"The internet was supposed to save democracy. I asked 4 tech optimists what went wrong." :: Vox

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