July 25, 2018


 "Levin: Cities Know How to Get Broadband Done, Not a Dysfunctional Federal Government" :: Telecompetitor . . . text of Blair's speech at Next Century Cities conference:  "The Secret to Smart Policies About Smart Cities" :: Benton Foundation 

Bangor, ME City Council declares broadband "essential infrastructure," considers public broadband utility :: Bangor Daily News ::

New Braunfels, TX issues RFQ seeking broadband infrastructure and services partner, responses due Aug. 24 :: MuniNetworks :: Link to RFQ

State of Delaware to release RFI in August seeking private partners to address broadband "deserts" :: Government Technology

Ohio:  "FairlawnGig and Medina County Fiber Network Collaborating to Expand Connectivity" :: MuniNetworks

"Greeneville [TN] Light & Power System continues exploring the possibility of providing broadband internet service to the residents of Greene County." :: Greenville Sun

"Virginia Counties Takes Next Step in Broadband Expansion Project" :: Government Technology

"Urban Broadband Needs Upgrading, Too" - "Digital redlining denies as many city residents access to the internet as it does rural Americans in some states" :: Route Fifty

"Facebook follows SpaceX and OneWeb into high-speed satellite broadband"; plans LEO launch early next year :: Ars Technica :: Wired


182 rural fixed wireless broadband providers submit letter to FCC urging small (census tract) license areas for CBRS spectrum (in opposition to major carriers, who want large license areas):  "Without census-tract-sized licenses, we will have virtually no ability to acquire protected spectrum in this band." :: Link to letter

"Microsoft has teamed up with RTO Wireless to provide broadband access to more than a quarter million people in rural New York state and Maine." :: Broadcasting & Cable

"What is private LTE?" - more on CBRS band :: RCRWireless

"During Verizon’s second-quarter earnings conference call today, company executives made it clear that 5G is the linchpin of its entire corporate strategy." :: FierceWireless

"Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphone" :: The Verge


"At $37, vMVPD ARPU About 1/3 of Traditional Pay-TV" (but growing) :: Telecompetitor

"Rep. Scalise Tries Again to Repeal Must-Carry, Retrans Regime" :: Broadcasting & Cable

"The Erosion of Cable TV Subscribers May Soon Become A Deluge" :: Forbes


CAF II auction begins :: Multichannel News

"Rosenworcel: FCC Has Too Often Proved D.C. Is Rigged Against People" :: Multichannel News

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