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November 1, 2018

BROADBAND

“More than half of Longmont [CO] has signed up for NextLight, and private internet providers have reacted” :: Times-Call

"Next year, over 2,600 rural households in ... Orange County [NC] will have a new [fixed wireless broadband] option because of a public-private project worked out with Open Broadband LLC." :: Herald-Sun

"Ammon Fiber Optics Declared Consumer Product of the Year in Idaho" :: MuniNetworks

"Idaho Falls residents weigh cost/benefits of fiber network" :: Post Register

"Municipal Broadband Now Before Portland [OR] City Council" :: nwLaborPress.org

"O'Rielly Hallucinates, Says Munis Violate First Amendment" :: MuniNetworks . . .

. . . "O'Rielly said that broadband providers run by local governments 'have engaged in significant First Amendment mischief.' But O'Rielly's only evidence to support his claim was the networks' Acceptable Use Policies, which contain boilerplate language similar to the policies used by private ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T."  :: Ars Technica : : LA Times

“Delays in Satellite Broadband -- There are several financial analysts predicting that Starlink is now largely on hold, due mostly to funding issues -- SpaceX was counting on riding the coattails of other commercial launches to get the broadband satellites into space” :: POTs and PANs

"As They Achieve Speeds of 8 Gbps, Verizon Says They are All-In on NGPON2" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

“Verizon won’t speed up 5G buildout despite FCC preempting local fees” :: Ars Technica

"5G and Cable: Friend, Enemy, Frenemy?" :: Multichannel News

"Here’s how NextLink—the biggest CAF II auction winner—is spending its $281M" -- "NextLink plans to dramatically expand its current fixed wireless network into locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois." :: FierceWireless

“Biggest Telco CAF II Winner [Watch Communications] Will Use the $52 Million for Fixed Wireless” :: Telecompetitor

"WBA calls for industry cooperation to harmonize Wi-Fi with 5G" :: FierceWireless

"Cable, Mobile Prepping for CBRS" :: Light Reading

"T-Mobile/Sprint merger odds rise to 70%, analysts say" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

“The Price of Cable Has Gone Up 50 Percent Since 2010” :: Gizmodo
 
"Pay TV in 78% of U.S. Homes, Down 8% in Five Years" :: Multichannel News

“T-Mobile Not Feeling Pressure from Cable’s Mobile Play, Eyes 2019 Mobile TV Launch” :: ECN


OTHER NEWS

"Democratic Sens. Worried About Dereg Impact on PEG" :: Multichannel News . . .

. . .  "Senator Markey Leads Call for FCC to Protect Local Television Channels" :: Office of Sen. Markey

"Ohio's Methodical Journey Toward Single Sign-On" :: Government Technology

"The Chula Vista Police Department this week began using drones to respond to 911 calls.  Since Monday, drones responded to 30 emergency calls and led to three arrests, including one for felony domestic violence." :: Government Technology

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