July 10, 2018


"Fulfilling a Vision of Small-Town Broadband: - "Vyve thrives by bringing cutting-edge services to rural America" :: Multichannel News

"Should TVA get into the broadband business?" :: Johnson City Press

"Newcomer Nevada Co-op Proposes Broadband for Spring Creek - "Nevada prohibits municipalities with populations greater than 25,000 and counties greater than 50,000 from offering telecommunications services, but small municipalities and co-ops have been stepping up to provide broadband to rural areas." :: MuniNetworks.org

"TDS has spotted another fiber overbuild opportunity and will bring FTTH to the community of Windsor, Wis.," taking on Charter :: Telecompetitor

"Average world broadband subscriber speeds rise 23% in a year" --  "'The average global broadband speed measured during the period from 11 May 2016 to 10 May 2017 was 7.40Mbps,' says M-Lab, which carried out the research. 'The average global broadband speed measured during the period from 30 May 2017 to 29 May 2018 was 9.10Mbps – a rise of 23%.'" ::  Capacity Media

NTIA files Thirty-Seventh Quarterly Status Report to Congress Regarding BTOP :: NTIA

BDAC files final reports and recommendations from Competitive Access to Broadband Infrastructure working group, Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers working group, and Streamlining Federal Siting working group :: FCC (from Benton)

"Can Net Neutrality Be Saved in Illinois?" :: Chicago Tribune

"Gluing Fiber to the Road: FiberTRAX Aims to Reduce Fiber Costs, Deployment Times" - "Traxyl claims a 10-year lifespan for the product, which is considerably shorter than the lifespan for trenched options. But although FiberTRAX may not be a permanent solution, potentially it could offer an interim method for boosting last-mile broadband speeds. A service provider or municipality might see it as a way of supporting higher-speed broadband until the next time the street is opened up for another reason." :: Telecompetitor


"Sprint Builds Out Its Network Using Honolulu’s Infrastructure": 
"[Mobilitie] inked a deal to pay the city between $167,500 and $268,000 per year to use the 67 [city-owned light poles], based on a licensing fee of $2,500 per pole in neighborhoods with lower population densities and $4,000 per pole in higher-density neighborhoods. The arrangement, which also includes a one-time permit fee of $500 per pole and a 4 percent annual licensing fee increase, is good for five years and can be extended for two additional five-year terms. . . .

"Wireless Policy Group LLC, a Seattle-based firm representing AT&T, expressed concern that [Honolulu's] licensing fees are too high.  The company noted that annual fees for small cell equipment attachments are $150 in Minneapolis, $787 in Los Angeles and $1,700 in Seattle." :: Government Technology

"CBRS Profitability Report: Wireless ISP Could Break Even in Year 3"; analysis assumes CBRS base stations added to existing WISP network, $55mo./ 30Mbps :: Telecompetitor

"Report: Majority of College Wi-Fi Budgets Are $750K to $1 Million" :: Telecompetitor

"5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Ovum" :: Light Reading


"Regulating Over-the-Top Video" :: POTs and PANs


"Why the Landline Phone Will Never Go Away" :: Wall Street Journal (sub. req'd) 

"California's new consumer privacy law isn't as sweeping as you might think" :: Sacramento Bee

"Hyper-Local Public-Private Partnerships" between libraries and laundromats :: Benton Foundation

"Ohio Wants to Lead in Flying Taxi Research" :: Government Technology

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