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January 17, 2019

BROADBAND

"Why These Utilities Are Dialing Up Efforts To Bring High-Speed Internet To Rural America" :: Huffington Post :: Stateline

"Will co-ops really provide high-speed internet to rural Miss. if Legislature changes the law?" :: Clarion-Ledger

“Loveland [CO] will officially bond about $97 million for broadband -- will now begin the three-year process to construct a city-wide fiber broadband network that is capable of offering up to gigabit speeds for any resident or business.” :: Loveland Reporter-Herald

Next Century Cities launches “Becoming Broadband Ready” - a toolkit for community leaders seeking to connect residents to broadband :: Next Century Cities

“Rural Broadband Deployment Ideas: Panelists offer Some New Thinking” at Tuesday’s “Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy” meeting in DC; including:  "Federal funding should target infrastructure, not carriers" :: Telecompetitor

“What are the limits for satellite connectivity? -- Can satellite be a viable option in connecting the unconnected?" (re: ViaSat) :: Tech Radar

"20% Of Alaskans Don’t Have Access To Broadband Internet. This Satellite Startup Aims To Change That"  (re: Astranis) :: Forbes

“Why even the most ambitious broadband bill at the Legislature still won’t bring speedy internet to all Minnesotans” :: Minn Post

"Uniti Gains Another Sale Leaseback Deal with Macquarie, Bluebird Network" :: Telecompetitor
 
WIRELESS

"Rep. Eshoo [D-CA] Introduces Legislation to Restore Local Control in Development of 5G" :: U.S. House of Representatives

“Consumers will be disappointed with 5G speed” :: FierceWireless
 
“Is the Public Buying the 5G Hype? :: POTs and PANs

"5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

“Nielsen: 16M U.S. homes now get TV over-the-air, a 48% increase over past 8 years” :: Tech Crunch

Minnesota sues Comcast over cable fees:  "The most significant dollar complaint is that Comcast has defrauded customers about the true nature of two fees – the ‘Regional Sports Network Fee’ and the ‘Broadcast TV’ fee. These two fees now total $18.25 per month. These fees are both a part of every cable package and are not optional to customers, but Comcast does not mention them when advertising the cable products." :: POTs and PANs

INCOMPAS: Net Neutrality Court Delay Will Slow Down Streaming Revolution :: INCOMPAS

PRIVACY

"Public Knowledge Demands FTC, FCC Get Off Privacy Sidelines and Enforce Existing Law" :: Public Knowledge

"Privacy Groups Propose New Government Data Protection Agency - Would supplant FTC, which they argue is not equipped for task" :: Multichannel News

"Marco Rubio debuts alternative privacy bill" :: Axios

Tim Cook Op-Ed:  "You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It" :: TIME



 

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