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July 5, 2018

BROADBAND

"Ting Begins to Light Up Sandpoint, Idaho; Sets Its Sights on Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina" -- "Ting Fiber is a newer provider whose business model gravitates toward these kinds of [public-private] partnerships -- knowing the costs and liaising with local governments involved in breaking ground on fiber connections." :: MuniNetworks

Moffat County [CO] Broadband Initiative moving forward;  "The city of Craig will be the network owner and fiscal agent for the project. Mammoth will serve as the network operator, negotiating contracts and overseeing the development, maintenance and operations of the project." :: Craig Press

"Declaring Independence in Detroit Through Equitable Internet Access" :: MuniNetworks

Town of Mountain Village, CO issued Request for Proposals (RFP) late in June for Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study; responses due August 10 :: MuniNetworks :: Link to RFP

"New CableLabs Spec Targets Fiber Capacity Needs as Cable MSOs Migrate to Full Duplex" :: Telecompetitor

"FCC Poised to Gut '96 Telecom Act" -- "The decision for Pai & company will now be to determine if the current telecom market is competitive enough to make the resale rules unnecessary, or if some version needs to remain. The FCC already allowed incumbents who install fiber connections to stop reselling basic voice lines on a wholesale basis, and Incompas is arguing that more fiber construction is the path for incumbents to escape regulations." :: Light Reading


"The Republican-led House Communications Subcommittee wants to look at protecting CPNI (Customer Proprietary Network Information) beyond the 1996 Communications Act requirement on telecom nets.  It is yet another dive into the different regulatory standard for networks versus edge platforms" :: Multichannel News

WIRELESS

5G's "killer apps" are  (1) automotive, (2) logistics, and (3) industry, says Nokia  :: Light Reading

"Rural Broadband Associations Come Out Against Proposed FCC Moves Against Huawei" :: Telecompetitor

. . . "Kansas wireless carrier: A ban on Huawei could put us out of business" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"Latest Sling TV Enhancements Push Streaming Service Towards A La Carte TV Model" :: Telecompetitor

"Do People Really Want A La Carte TV?" :: POTs and PANs

OTHER NEWS

"Where American Politics Can Still Work: From the Bottom Up -- Civic coalitions are succeeding at revitalizing old towns where governmental efforts have failed." :: NY Times

"The Supreme Court just quietly gutted antitrust law" :: Vox

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