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June 18, 2018

BROADBAND

Blair Levin:  "The FCC and Cities: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" :: Brookings

"Multnomah County [OR] contemplates nation's largest public internet service" :: Oregonian

"San Francisco’s effort to create a citywide broadband internet service for all residents and businesses has suffered a setback as outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell will not place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund the project before he leaves office in the coming weeks" :: S.F. Examiner

"With public support high, Boulder [CO] moves to fund citywide fiber buildout through debt " ::  Daily Camera ::  Government Technology

Town of Royalston, MA (pop. 1,270) working with Westfield Gas & Electric to develop town-wide wireless network serving residents and businesses :: Athol Daily News

"Broadband in Rappahannock [VA]: Where does it go from here?" :: RappNews

"California Bill Aims to Reduce Rural Broadband Barriers" :: MuniNetworks

"FCC Rural Healthcare Fund Poised for $171 Million Annual Budget Increase" :: Telecompetitor

"New York threatens to revoke Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable -- Charter hit with $2 million fine for failing to complete network construction" :: Ars Technica

"AT&T-Time Warner and a Sea Change for the Internet" :: Benton Foundation 

. . .  "[T]he idea that AT&T will use media consolidation, limited broadband competition and the death of net neutrality synergistically to raise rates and hurt competitors wasn't seriously mentioned a single time by either side in the entirety of the multi-week trial." ::  DSLReports

WIRELESS

"San Jose plans smart city infrastructure with Verizon and AT&T" -- "AT&T and San Jose have added a public-private partnership to their existing small cell agreement. The new agreement calls for San Jose to trial AT&T's smart city solutions" :: FierceWireless  ::  Telecompetitor :: Light Reading

West Virginia:  Microsoft seeks ISP partner for Rural Airband project :: AP

"Multitenant small cell deployments prove challenging" :: FierceWireless

"China leads in IoT deployments while North America leads in 5G: Ericsson" :: FierceWireless

3GPP approves standalone 5G standard :: The Verge

VIDEO

"The massive AT&T-Time Warner merger could make it much harder to cut the cord" :: Digital Trends

OTHER NEWS

Time Warner changes post-merger name to WarnerMedia :: LicenseGlobal

"How to Talk to Bankers" :: POTs and PANs

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