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October 17, 2018


BROADBAND

“For Next-Generation City Infrastructure, Consider Partnerships” -- "'[I]f we can leverage universities, working across this country, to come up with a new envelope for a public-private partnership that will allow us to keep our assets public, allow us to be able to upgrade when it’s failing, create a system of systems, then we’re creating a new model for the 21st century that will be here for the 22nd.'” :: Government Technology

"A New Way to Finance Fiber" -- "The funding uses what might best be described as private activity bonds. This are municipal-like bonds that are distributed in the public bond market. In this case the bonds, and the network, are owned by a non-profit corporation. The primary benefit to this financing structure is that the City doesn’t have to go onto the hook for the new debt – something that many cities are reluctant or unable to do." :: POTs and PANs

"Public-private partnerships reaching across Texas" :: Cleburne Times Review

"The city of Opelika will sell OPS ONE to West Point, Ga.-based telecommunications company Point Broadband in a more than $14 million deal." :: OAnow

“Kansas Legislators Push FCC to Fix Broadband Subsidy Shortfall” :: Multichannel News

“What’s Next for Rural Broadband?” :: POTs and PANs

"From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’" :: EdSurge

“There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best. -- The information superhighway cracks apart more easily when so much of it depends on privately owned infrastructure.” :: NY Times

“Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs -- "The only viable long term solution to the issue is to move production and supply chain for these devices and equipment outside of China.”” :: Light Reading

WIRELESS

"Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called “the wet blanket” of the coming wide-scale deployment: 'I feel we also need to address ... what health impacts micro millimeter waves have because it’s so new,' TenHaken told Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.). 'I’m going to get asked this 20 times yet this evening about the health ramifications of 5G … . I’m hearing this more and more.' Although TenHaken considers such concern 'inflated,' local governments will need 'clear direction, talking points, studies' to support the wireless efforts with a 'clear conscience'" :: Politico

“City leaders come out against FCC over streamlined small cell order” :: RCR Wireless :: BroadbandBreakfast

“Morgantown, W.Va., Talks 5G, Small Cell Deployments” :: Government Technology

“Smaller and regional carriers begin to rally around 5G” :: FierceWireless

“CBRS Commercial Deployments May Come This Year: CBRS Alliance Outlines Fast Moving Progress” :: Telecompetitor

“[Upper Midwest Operator] Midco Testing 100 Mbps Fixed Broadband Using CBRS” :: Multichannel News

"The first real 5G phone is coming soon, well before 5G networks go live" :: BGR

NCTA calls on FCC to repurpose 5.9GHz band for unlicensed use, Commrs. O'Rielly and Rosenworcel supportive :: NCTA :: Office of Commr. Rosenworcel

VIDEO

"fuboTV CEO: With Subscriptions up 100%, We’re Putting the Streaming TV Industry On Notice" :: Telecompetitor

"Cable Subs Would Cut Cord if They Could Get Live TV" :: Multichannel News

"Pay TV Trends: 34% of Subscribers Changed Service in the Past Year" :: Telecompetitor

OTHER NEWS

Louisville, Ky. Hosting “Louisville Digital Inclusion Design Jam” on Nov. 17 :: Government Technology

FCC's October Open Meeting agenda:: FCC 

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