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September 25, 2018

BROADBAND

Broadband Communities Fall Fiber & Economic Development Conference: October 23 - 25 in Ontario, California: Register at http://www.bbcmag.com/ontario/index.html

“Upgrading FCC Broadband Statistics” “The NTCA – The Internet & Television Association that represents the large cable companies and telcos has filed a complaint with the FCC asserting that the agency is not updating broadband maps in a timely manner, and this is understating the amount of broadband deployed in the country.” :: POTs and PANs

"A Deeper Dive on CAF II Winners: The New Carriers of Last Resort" :: Telecompetitor

"ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative is now working with NEO Partners, LLC, to help local communities in the early phases as they consider investing in publicly owned infrastructure. For a limited time, a few select communities will receive special pricing to help spread the word about the Community Networks Quickstart Program. Apply by September 28th to be considered as one of the pilot communities." :: MuniNetworks

More on Neighborly "Community Broadband Accelerator"; "applications close Sept. 28" :: Neighborly

WIRELESS

"The future of 5G mobile data could hinge on a battle over utility pole fees" :: Washington Post

"Cities Feel Run Over in 5G Race as FCC Sides With AT&T, Verizon" :: Bloomberg

Commr. Carr's office issues press release implying widespread support by local governments for FCC 5G actions; cites 14 individuals :: Office of Commissioner Brendan Carr

"T-Mobile Thinks It Can Scare Comcast, Charter by 2024" :: technobuffalo

"Fast wireless alternatives to the big ISPs can’t grow fast enough -- Wireless ISPs like Common Networks and Starry could save you from Comcast and AT&T–but not anytime soon." :: Fast Company

“Altice explains how its forthcoming ‘infrastructure-based’ MVNO will be different” ““The Altice full infrastructure-based MVNO will rely critically, but minimally, on mobile network operator (MNO) partners, utilizing only the radio access network (RAN) of the MNO,”” :: Fierce Wireless

“Nominet wins FCC approval as TV white space database administrator” :: total telecom

VIDEO

“Future State for MSOs: Ready or Not?” “While edge services and competing access networks are growing, MSOs have assets that are uniquely desirable by those providing these services” such as their “local facilities -- their outside plant, headends and central offices.” :: Light Reading

OTHER NEWS

"Trump Tariffs Likely to Increase Telecom Equipment Costs" :: Telecompetitor

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