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October 11, 2018


BROADBAND

"Report: Rural Broadband Availability is Vastly Overestimated Thanks to Flawed FCC Data" :: Telecompetitor

Owensboro [KY] Municipal Utilities' FiberNet continues to expand :: MuniNetworks

NCTA (big ISP and cable) tells FCC the broadband market is "wildly competitive";   Doug Dawson:   "The only way to claim that broadband is ‘wildly competitive’ is to count broadband speeds slower than the FCC’s 25/3 Mbps definition. If the FCC was to accept cellular broadband and satellite broadband as the equivalent of landline broadband, then a large majority of homes would be deemed to have access to multiple sources of broadband. I would restate the NCTA’s ‘wildly competitive’ claim to say that a majority of homes in the country today have access to multiple crappy sources of broadband." :: POTS and PANs

"[C]able operators have no intention of ceding the fiber advantage to the telcos and other rivals. In fact, nearly 87% of respondents said their company has already started extending fiber deeper into the access network or plans to start doing so by the end of this year. Just as notably, over one third of respondents (nearly 36%) said their company aims to go all the way to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) architecture, while another 29% said their company will go to a node-plus-zero (N+0) architecture." :: Light Reading

"Oregon Fiber Partnership [composed of the Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University] Upgrades State Broadband Network Using CenturyLink Fiber" :: Telecompetitor

"Cleveland Program Will Fund Computers, Internet for Low-Income Households" :: Government Technology

WIRELESS

"Lincoln [NE] Makes Small Cell Work for Residents" :: NLC

"The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure" :: Marketplace

"Ajit Pai’s 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband -- FCC plans to tilt a [CBRS] spectrum auction toward T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon." :: Ars Technica

"Analysts predict 13% increase in wireless network capex in second half of 2018" :: FierceWireless

Update on Pennsylvania small cell bills :: Lancaster Online

"Here’s who is bidding in the FCC’s first-ever millimeter-wave spectrum auctions" :: FierceWireless


AT&T: We're Not Only Focused on mmWave for 5G – also rolling out 5G-ready equipment with its FirstNet deployment on 700MHz low-band, as well as 2.3GHz WCS spectrum” :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"AT&T Readies Another OTT Offering" :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS


“2018 Digital States Survey: A Digital Benchmark for States (Infographic)” :: Center for Digital Government : Government Technology 

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