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September 24, 2018

BROADBAND

"How Bad Maps Are Ruining American Broadband -- ISPs are painting over US broadband problems, and the FCC is letting it happen" :: The Verge

“USDA Awards $43.7 Million in Smart Grid Funding, Could Help Drive More Rural Broadband” :: Telecompetitor

“More Fiber Than Cows: Report Confirms South Dakota’s Rural Networks Above Average” :: MuniNetworks

"Lack of Internet Access and Poor Policy Combine to Strip Arkansans of Medicaid" :: MuniNetworks

"Springfield [MA] explores fiber-optic internet system but winces at potential $50 million cost" :: MassLive

"Franklin County [VA] Broadband Authority seeks consultant" :: Smith Mountain Eagle

W. Va. Division of Highways opens up rights of way to broadband providers at no cost :: Charleston Gazette

“The Zero-rating Strategy” --  “[B]ig cable companies have to be concerned about the pending competition with last-mile 5G ... The pressure will be on the cable companies to not charge for exceeding data caps in competitive markets. Cable companies could do this by eliminating data caps or else by pushing more video through zero-rating plans.” :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

"Major U.S. cities revolt against FCC’s proposed small cell deployment rules" :: FierceWireless

"FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers -- Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements" :: Ars Technica

"BDAC Working Group Member Says FCC Small Cell Order Ignores Municipalities’ Input" :: ECN

"A second lawsuit filed by wireless provider Crown Castle against Rye City [NY] over the company's stalled proposal to place small cell boxes throughout the city was dismissed this week by a state Supreme Court judge . . .Justice Susan Cacace ruled Crown Castle 'lacks standing ... and may not be heard now to seek enforcement of any of the terms of the RUA (Right of Way Use Agreement)'" :: lohud

"Taking Advantage of Rural Fiber" for 5G -- 5G is not going to come close to solving the rural broadband problem because most rural homes are not close enough to existing fiber. ... But I can’t help envision how creative ISPs might be able to take advantage of the fiber that already exists along railroad lines or is used to reach schools. This might bring good broadband to a few million more rural homes, and that’s how we are going to solve the rural broadband dilemma – one home at a time." :: POTs and PANs

"AT&T in talks to partner with L.A. on IoT, smart city, and 5G technology" :: TechRepublic

"In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg" -- "[T]he new tariffs announced by the White House against China will include 25 per cent levies on essential networking components.  The import levies are a 'terrible thing' for 5G, [Commr] Rosenworcel warned ... The goods included under the new tariffs including antenna, switches and routers – all of which are essential to the build-out of super-fast mobile networks." :: The Register :: Reuters

“New T-Mobile’s plans for in-home, fixed wireless internet services begin to take shape” :: Fierce Wireless

"New Sprint Magic Box small cell is smaller, faster" :: RCRWireless

"Wall Street firm declares wireless price war over" :: FierceWireless

Google seeks FCC authority for CBRS testing in Philadelphia :: FierceWireless

"If there’s one thing that everyone in the wireless industry agrees on, it’s that edge computing is a thing." :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"Comcast Wins Sky" :: Multichannel News



 

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