December 19, 2018


A rebuttal of Commr. O'Rielly's muni broadband First Amendment claims :: MuniNetworks

"CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad" :: Ars Technica

“Charter has agreed to a settlement valued at $174.2 million to resolve a suit brought against the company by the attorney general of the state of New York. The Charter New York settlement came in response to charges that the cable company did not deliver advertised broadband speeds.” :: Telecompetitor :: Washington Post
"If a city owns dark fiber, then it should be required to hand it over to 'any private sector communications provider' on demand, and only be allowed to keep enough for its 'reasonably anticipated 50-year fiber needs.' That’s one of the giveaways that telecoms lobbyists put into the latest draft of their [BDAC] model state broadband code. The FCC already endorsed the seizure of city property, such as light poles, in the public right of way, so the next step, according to the draft, is to claim the same squatters rights on 'buildings and other vertical assets that are located outside of the public right of way'" :: Tellus Venture Associates

"Today I feel like the Grinch, because I see the broadband provisions in the Farm Bill largely killing the USDA loan program and I don’t see anybody else writing about it." :: POTs and PANs

"Cortez, Colorado, Looking for Private Sector Partner" :: MuniNetworks

Colorado: “The Loveland City Council is poised to allow its new Electric and Communication Enterprise to issue revenue bonds – about $97 million -- for the city's municipal broadband network.” :: Reporter-Herald

“Virginia Wants to Pump $250M into Universal Access Broadband” :: Government Technology


"China is racing ahead in 5G. Here’s what that means." :: Technology Review

“AT&T's 5G Switches On in 12 US Cities, but Only for 'Early Adopters'” :: Light Reading

. .  "AT&T Says It Will (Kinda Sorta) Start Offering a 5G Service" :: Wired

“Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi, 5G will be complementary” :: FierceWireless

"AT&T reiterates tower threat: Lower costs or else":  "AT&T announced today that Tillman Infrastructure has built 'hundreds of new macro cell towers' for AT&T’s network equipment, and that 'hundreds of [additional] tower builds nationwide are underway, completing on a monthly basis.'  The announcement by AT&T is a thinly veiled shot across the bow to the rest of the nation’s tower companies."   :: FierceWireless :: Telecompetitor

“Aviation community worries about possible effects of 5G in C-Band -- groups are worried about potential harmful interference to aviation systems operating in the 4.2-4.4 GHz band, which is next to the 3.7-4.2 GHz band” :: FierceWireless

“FCC’s 28 GHz Auction Appears to Be Winding Down – In the last round (the 77th), for the ninth time in a row no new licenses drew bids” :: Multichannel News

"How Much Better is 802.11ax?" :: POTs and PANs


”How the new AT&T could bully its way to streaming domination:  Without net neutrality rules, telecom-backed streaming services are free to fight dirty" :: The Verge


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