October 3, 2018


"San Francisco seeks universal fiber broadband with net neutrality and privacy - Affordable broadband and consumer protections for all—that’s the plan at least." :: Ars Technica

California:  "Governor Signs Bill Reducing Restrictions for Rural Community Broadband" :: MuniNetworks

"UTOPIA Continues the Positive Trajectory" :: MuniNetworks

Cox:  "Families Report Internet At Home Results In Higher Grades And Improved Graduation Readiness" :: Cox

"Telecom Groups Urge FCC to Increase Rural Broadband Focused 2018 USF Budget to At Least $2.4B" :: Telecompetitor

"NTIA: We’re working to fix the broadband mapping problem" :: FierceWireless

"What California’s net neutrality battle with DOJ means for Washington and other states with open internet laws" :: GeekWire

WaPo Editorial Board:  "Everyone is suing everyone over net neutrality. Congress should step in." :: Washington Post


"FCC Set to Finalize CBRS Auction Rules with 10-Year Licenses By County, WISPA Not Pleased" :: Telecompetitor :: Light Reading :: FierceWireless

. . . CBRS R&O fact sheet from Commr. O'Rielly:  "Fixing the Rules to Enable Mid-Band 5G" :: FCC 

"Lawsuit Threats Target FCC's New 5G Rules That Kneecap Local Control" :: Gizmodo :: CityLab

"City of Seattle fighting federal government’s new 5G rules" :: Seattle Times

NYC CIO:  "The FCC Wants Our Public Property. We’re Saying No." :: Medium

WSJ letters:  "FCC’s 5G Plan Ends Local Say - In New York City and all over the U.S., telecommunications corporations have ignored underserved urban and rural areas where poles are effectively free." :: Wall Street Journal

Massachusetts: "Towns upset over new FCC limits on telecom fees" :: Boston Globe

"FCC Small Cell Order – Preemption" :: POTs and PANs

"FCC Small Cell Order -- Timelines and Fees" :: POTs and PANs

"Verizon’s 5G home internet is sort of real, sort of fake" :: The Verge

Researchers evaluate Verizon 5G signal propagation in Houston:  “We can be sitting literally behind a building and have a whole block of trees and no visibility to the cell site, and we’re still seeing hundreds and hundreds of megabytes in the downlink and just slightly lower in the uplink.” :: RCRWireless

"AT&T Releases White Box 5G Router Spec, Invites Non-Traditional Vendors to Build It" :: Telecompetitor

"The race to 5G doesn’t matter, it’s the results that matter" :: FierceWireless


"T-Mobile is currently selling TV services, and here’s what it looks like" :: FierceWireless

"The Senate might save cable, because Charter sure can’t" :: BGR

"FCC Seeks Comment on Ending Rate Regs for Small Cable Operators"  - "The FCC is asking whether it should deregulate rates for small cable systems owned by small operators, in part because it isn't sure three are any such systems currently rate regulated." :: Multichannel News

FCC's tentative agenda for October open meeting :: FCC

"Tech Was Supposed to Be Society’s Great Equalizer. What Happened?" :: The Atlantic

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