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October 15, 2018


BROADBAND

"Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide" :: Columbia Journalism Review

City of Boston  plans "to lease fiber infrastructure that would connect and provide broadband internet service to 170 city-owned buildings.  The proposed contract with Crown Castle Fiber LLC, which would rent fiber optic infrastructure for up to 30 years, would expand on its existing network — with the goal of connecting all the city’s services, such as schools, public housing and public safety locations, to city fiber." :: Boston Herald

"Chicopee [Mass.] Official Encourages Residents to Share Support for Muni Through Online Petition" :: MuniNetworks

"Belmont [Mass.] Light looks to introduce town-owned broadband internet" :: Boston University News Service

"Blackburn opposes government-run broadband; Bredesen wants TVA to expand into broadband service" :: Chattanooga Times Free Press

WIRELESS

FCC small cell Declaratory Ruling and Third R&O published in Federal Register :: Federal Register

“The FCC Decides Rural America Has Too Many Broadband Options, So They Are Taking Away 5G Spectrum To Give To The Big Guys.” :: Wetmachine

"Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services" -- "[T]here's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities." :: Light Reading

"Huntsville [AL] City leaders approved a group known as Uniti Fiber to set up 5G internet ... in the city." :: WHNT

Sen. Thune, Commr. Carr tout 5G in Sioux Falls, S.D. :: KSFY

"What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?" :: Light Reading

"US Urging Canada To Keep Huawei Out Of Their 5G Plans":: UberGizmo :: Light Reading

VIDEO

“5G will light up $1.3T in revenue for media and entertainment companies over the next decade” :: FierceVideo

OTHER NEWS

"With Initial Reports of 264K Out of Service and 19% of Cell Sites Down, Telecom Carriers Respond to Hurricane Michael" :: Telecompetitor

"Graphene Shows Unique Potential to Exceed Bandwidth Demands of Future Telecommunications" :: ECN

"Government lawyers don't understand the Internet. That's a problem." :: Washington Post

FCC HQ closed due to water damage :: Multichannel News

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

 

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