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October 10, 2018


BROADBAND

Sublette County, WY releases broadband RFP, responses due Nov. 9 :: CTC Technology & Energy :: Link to RFP

“Reedsburg Goes All Gig in Wisconsin – [Reedsburg Utility Commission has] eliminated service tiers and now everyone who signs up for the service receives affordable, symmetrical gigabit Internet access” :: MuniNetworks

“MetroNet expanding into St. Charles”  - “Work is underway in North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva and South Elgin” :: Kane County Chronicle
 
"The Federal Reserve is taking on the digital divide" :: Marketplace

"FCC Releases CAF Broadband Availability Map" :: Multichannel News :: Connect America Fund Broadband Map

"Funding the USF Broadband Programs" -- "The revenues against which USF can be assessed are shrinking. Landline use continues to plummet; cellphone prices are trending downward and special access is being displaced by other kinds of transport. . . The FCC’s hands are tied from assessing USF against broadband by Congress. But even if Congress changed their mind, the FCC has now given up regulation of broadband and they might not have the authority to assess a fee on a product they declare they don’t regulate." :: POTs and PANs


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

WIRELESS

Baller Stokes & Lide's updated memorandum summarizing FCC's small cell Declaratory Ruling and Order :: Link to memo (pdf)

"Fixed wireless ecosystem rallies around 3.5 GHz CBRS spectrum" :: FierceWireless

“Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multi-trillion dollar economic impact -- 5G could enable $12 trillion in economic output across the world by 2035. And add some 22 million jobs” :: Marketplace

"AT&T FirstNet, Verizon Now Support First Responder Body Cameras" :: Telecompetitor

OTHER NEWS

"Don’t Relax Too Much — the Next E-Rate Cycle Is Already Here!" :: CTC Technology & Energy

“New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom” :: Bloomberg
 
“The Cybersecurity World Is Debating WTF Is Going on With Bloomberg’s Chinese Microchip Stories” :: VICE

 

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