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July 25, 2018

BROADBAND

 "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

WIRELESS

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

VIDEO

"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

OTHER NEWS

CAF II auction begins :: Multichannel News

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

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