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September 27, 2018


FCC's 5G DECLARATORY RULING AND ORDER

FCC News Release and Commissioner Statements

"FCC Action on Wireless Infrastructure Hamstrings Cities" :: Public Knowledge

"Rather Than Advance 5G Deployments, FCC Power Grab Will Likely Spur Lawsuits" :: Public Knowledge

"FCC Stomps on Local Control in Latest Small Cell Decision" :: MuniNetworks

Ajit Pai op-ed :: Washington Post

More ...  Ars Technica :: Multichannel News :: FierceWireless

BROADBAND

"Cities Are Teaming Up to Offer Broadband, and the FCC is Mad" :: Wired

“Now That the CAF II Auction is Over, What Happens to Rural Areas That Aren’t Covered?” :: Telecompetitor

“Stillwater, Oklahoma, Moves from RFQ to Study” “the Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA) unanimously approved funds for a feasibility study that will examine the potential for a publicly owned network in the city of approximately 50,000.” :: MuniNetworks

"Tariffs and Broadband Deployment" --  "A number of my clients are receiving letters from telecom supply houses and vendors warning them of price increases due to the tariffs recently imposed on trade with China. . .  I have no doubt when looking at the size and scope of these tariffs that the cost of building broadband just got more expensive. I won’t be surprised if this doesn’t kill or delay some pending construction projects, and it’s something that will have to be factored in to any future-looking business plans."  :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

Commr. Rosenworcel:  “The Real Threat to Our 5G Future” comes from Trump tariffs:   “[T]he administration’s trade war with China threatens to increase the costs of wireless infrastructure by hundreds of millions of dollars at a critical moment in the race to 5G.” :: POLITICO

"White House schedules 5G meeting for Friday, but details remain vague" :: FierceWireless

"Wichita, Kan., Ponders Free Wi-Fi for Underserved Neighborhoods -- If the idea takes root, the service could be piggybacked on 5G deployments in the region." :: Government Technology

"FCC’s Rosenworcel ‘exasperated’ over lack of movement on 3.5 GHz CBRS band" :: FierceWireless

Montgomery County, MD:  "Residents Speak Out Against Small Cell Antenna Towers at County Council Hearing" :: Bethesda Magazine

“No, Next-Gen Wireless (5G) Won't Magically Fix The Broken U.S. Broadband Market” :: techdirt

VIDEO

“FCC Scraps Form 325 Cable Data Reporting Requirement” ::  FCC :: Multichannel NEWS

OTHER NEWS
 
Lots of 5G (and other) content at Broadband Communities Fall Fiber Conference: October 23 - 25 in Ontario, California: Register at http://www.bbcmag.com/ontario/index.html

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