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November 16, 2018

BROADBAND


"Internet service in Marshall [MI] was slow, so the city built its own fiber-optic network" :: Battle Creek Enquirer

“Loveland [CO] Community Leaders Decide to Move on Fiber Project -- The city plans to issue $93 million in revenue bonds to cover the cost of deployment, reserves, and related funds to ensure a solid start.” :: MuniNetworks

“Colorado Voters Continue To Opt Out Of State's Protectionist, ISP-Written Broadband Law” :: Tech Dirt

"Neighborly Announces 35 Communities Joining Accelerator Program" :: MuniNetworks :: Government Technology

"North Arkansas Electric Cooperative to offer internet access in rural areas" :: KY3

"Arkansas Telehealth Partnership Reduces Stroke-Related Deaths" :: EfficientGov

"USDA's Rural Broadband Boost—With More to Come" :: Benton Foundation

"FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellites" :: Ars Technica

"U.S. Set to Gain Multiple Lower-Latency NGSO Satellite Broadband Services" :: Telecompetitor

"The Bipartisan Case for Modernizing Net Neutrality & Online Privacy Policy" :: Precursor Blog

WIRELESS

"The U.S. wireless industry in 14 quick charts" :: FierceWireless

CableLabs researcher:  "From a spectral and economic viewpoint, femtocells over DOCSIS are poised to be the most efficient deployment model for 4G evolution and 5G cellular densification. . . When selectively deployed alongside home Wi-Fi hotspots, indoor femtocells give the converged operator the chance to capture the majority of indoor traffic with an indoor radio, freeing the outdoor radio to better serve outdoor traffic." :: Telecompetitor

“Can 5G Spur Biz Where Tax Reform Failed?” :: Light Reading  

"AT&T CFO: Don’t expect 5G revenues anytime soon" :: FierceWireless

"Verizon will launch 5G-enabled handsets in the first half of 2019 and widen its offering of 5G broadband based on the global standard that was adopted in June. 'We see line of site [sic] to get to 30 million households in the next few years'" :: Reuters

“Federal Auction of 5G Airwaves Gets Off to a Slow Start. Here's Why -- with initial bids in the first two rounds totaling just $42 million and about one-third of the licenses getting no opening bid at all -- so much of the spectrum in the 28 GHz band already taken -- Verizon already owns about half the licenses in the 28 GHz band, including in many prime urban locations, dampening bidding interest.” :: Fortune

Commr. Carr slams Mayor Liccardo, San Jose's "5G tax" :: San Jose Mercury News

VIDEO

"Live broadcast TV has plummeted to 44% of consumption on televisions at the end of last year, down from 60% five years earlier" :: Telecompetitor

"Coalition of small cable operators [ACA] calls for antitrust investigation into Comcast (Trump agrees)" :: Boing Boing :: TechDirt

OTHER NEWS

"Google's 'Smart City of Surveillance' Faces New Resistance in Toronto" :: The Intercept

"The New Frontier in Protecting Broadband Privacy":  cable-related privacy rules in Seattle, DC, NYC :: Slate

"One issue where there could be bipartisan action in Congress: Digital privacy" :: Washington Post

"FCC's Pai Says He is Staying - Plans to remain atop FCC for at least next two years" :: Broadcasting & Cable

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