September 13, 2018


“Non-profits push back against Big Cable's bumpkin broadband blueprint for America”:  "Shifting the focus from funding carriers to funding infrastructure would reduce the cost of providing service to rural areas for any carrier that wants to offer service in those areas - including multiple carriers in competition with each other. This would lay the foundation for affordable, adequate broadband services and community-based deployment plans." :: The Register

"O’Rielly Suggests Reverse Auction for $600 Million USDA E-Connectivity Pilot" :: Telecompetitor

New report from NRECA:  "Unlocking the Value of Broadband for Electric Cooperative Consumer Members" - "Over a 20-year period, the estimated loss in consumer-member value due to lack of broadband deployment to electric cooperative areas is more than $68 billion. In contrast, the projected deployment cost of expanding broadband to these areas is approximately $40 billion." :: NRECA report

“How New FCC Rollbacks Could Cut Off Rural Americans From the Internet” :: NY Mag

“Congress Must Act on Network Neutrality, AT&T CEO Says” :: Light Reading

“The Continued Growth of Data Traffic” :: POTs and PANs


Verizon to offer 5G home broadband [300Mbps] starting October 1 "for $50 to $70" in Houston, L.A., Indianapolis, and Sacramento :: Ars Technica :: VentureBeat :: Light Reading

“Verizon's initial "5G Home" service will require costly engineer visits for installation rather than the more cost-effective self-installation approach” :: Light Reading

“Windstream Fixed Wireless Now Available to More Than 350,000 Businesses” :: telecompetitor

"Going Wireless-only for Broadband" :: POTs and PANs

Susan Crawford:  "Why an Army of Small Companies is Defending the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger" -  “MVNOs know they cannot take the risk of alienating T-Mobile. If the merger does go through, they'll be at T-Mobile's mercy.”  :: Wired

"Tech Giant [Microsoft], Local Agencies Work to Bring Broadband to Rural Virginia" :: WVTF

"Despite its small cell agreement with Sprint announced earlier this year, cable company Cox reiterated it has no plans to enter the cellular business.  Cox’s latest statement ... serves to tamp down rumors that the nation's third-largest cable company plans to join Comcast, Charter Communications and Altice in entering the mobile business through an MVNO." :: FierceWireless

"Intel outlines its 'big bet' on 5G" :: FierceWireless


"How Seattle Is Tackling Privacy Problems in Today’s Digital Age" :: Government Technology

FCC announces emergency communications procedures for storm-affected areas :: FCC

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