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October 30, 2018

BROADBAND

"FCC [Commr. O'Rielly] Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'" :: Motherboard . . .

. . . "A perusal of the Chattanooga EPB terms of service shows no language that varies in any substantive way from the usual restraints on bad behavior and hate speech imposed by most ISPs country wide." :: Boing Boing

. . .  "It has long been a sad truth that Washington DC lives within its own distorted universe, but even by DC standards a recent speech by federal regulator Michael O'Rielly is a wonder to behold." :: The Register

Update on Taunton (MA) Municipal Light Plant Internet service:  "TMLP offers symmetrical connectivity at either $34.95 per month for 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) or $69.95 per month for 1 gigabit. ... Like many other publicly owned networks that have opted not to offer video services, TMLP is finding ways to educate the public about viewing options." :: MuniNetworks

Preliminary Guidance For New USDA Rural Broadband Funding Opportunity" -- "[W]e anticipate that substantial funding for last-mile rural broadband will be made available early in 2019, and that experienced public ISPs, as well as collaborative public-private efforts, will be well positioned to compete for these funds." :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Can Broadband Providers Succeed at Smart Home-as-a-Service? Calix Wants to Find Out" :: Telecompetitor

"California's Net Neutrality Publicity Stunt Comes To An End" :: Forbes

WIRELESS

"Cities pile onto appeal of FCC pole preemption decision, AT&T doubles down on greedy" -- "Amazingly, the wireless carriers are claiming the FCC fumbled the ball because its ruling didn’t give them absolutely everything they wanted [such as a deemed-granted remedy]." :: Tellus Venture Associates

"Will South Dakota Get 5G?" :: POTs and PANs

"The Future of Public Safety Broadband: How Localities Can Navigate Carrier Choice, Verify Robust Performance, and Heed 9/11’s Lessons" :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Special Report—A look at where AT&T and FirstNet are now in the public-safety market" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"Charter Spectrum Jacks Up Rates (Again) Thanks To Merger 'Synergies'" :: TechDirt

 

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