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January 15, 2019

BROADBAND

Livestream events from DC : Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy (Jan. 15); Toolkit Launch: Becoming Broadband Ready (Jan. 16):: MuniNetworks

“State Laws Slow Down High-Speed Internet for Rural America -- Mississippi state law has restricted its cooperatives to working in electric services -- Should the Magnolia State change its law, its electric cooperatives could compete for $350 million in loans and grants set aside to improve broadband access under the federal farm bill Congress passed last month.” :: Government Technology

“Milton, Ind., to Expand Its Fiber Footprint -- The local investment will give 3,800 residents access to high-speed Internet in an area that has struggled to escape the days of dial-up service.” :: Government Technology

“Hilliard is latest Central Ohio city planning 100GB broadband fiber network” :: Columbus Business First

“Tribal Broadband: Status of Deployment and Federal Funding Programs” :: Congressional Research Service
 
“The Huge CenturyLink Outage” :: POTs and PANs

“Windstream 100 Mbps Broadband Availability to Double This Quarter” :: Telecompetitor
 
WIRELESS

"Most consumers won’t see full benefit of 5G until 2020" -  "[T]he [Wells Fargo] analysts argue that infrastructure investments will be critical to unleash the full potential of 5G. 'A dense fiber footprint, distributed small cell sites, new spectrum bands and edge compute nodes are all critical to getting 5G live. ... We believe a critical component will be additional fiber-optic cable, which would serve multiple use cases to enable wireless network connectivity, home broadband, video and enterprise applications.”:: FierceWireless

“CES 2019’s mediocre 5G demos set the stage for a confusing year” :: Venture Beat

"Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson set out to prove mmWave suitable for ‘fiber-like’ backhaul" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

NBC announces new streaming service: "NBC's streaming service will be a free, ad-supported product to anyone that subscribes to a pay-TV service.  For those that don't subscribe to pay-TV, the service will cost about $12 per month. It will launch in 2020." :: CNBC

OTHER NEWS

ITIF report:  "A Grand Bargain on Data Privacy Legislation for America" :: ITIF . . .

. . . "Democrats aren’t buying [ITIF's] proposal for big tech to write its own privacy rules" :: The Verge

"Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown"  :: Gizmodo :: The Verge . . . 
. . . Chairman Pallone's statement in response :: House Energy & Commerce Committee

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