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January 22, 2019

BROADBAND

"The only GOP congressman who represents a district along the US-Mexico border opposes President Donald Trump's wall — instead, he wants a fiber-optic cable. . . . [A] fiber-optic cable would provide new sensory tools to help Border Patrol monitor the border, while also providing high-speed internet access to rural communities." :: Business Insider

"How Smart Strategy and Rigorous Analysis Enable Boston to Save While Effectuating City and Public Broadband Needs" :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Master plan will look at developing a municipal broadband network in Baltimore" :: Technical.ly

"More Colorado cities jump on the fiber-broadband bandwagon" :: Colorado Politics

Broadband public-private partnerships emerge in New Hampshire :: Sentinel Source

Traverse City (MI) Light & Power set to select fiber partner :: Traverse Ticker

"Small Fiber Builders Making an Impact" :: POTs and PANs

“An End-run Around Broadband Regulation” - ISPs and the First Amendment :: POTS and PANs

"Big [Canadian] telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues" :: CBC

“Broadband usage accelerates in Europe and the US” :: Broadband TV News

"Who’s Who in Telecommunications Policy in the 116th Congress" :: Benton Foundation

"Connect America Fund Accountability Act Aims to Ensure Broadband Performance" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

Tom Wheeler:  "If 5G Is So Important, Why Isn’t It Secure?" :: New York Times

"[W]e see LTE hitting a wall" around 2022, says Nokia CTO :: Light Reading

BTIG Research: ““T-Mobile’s deep and unused low-band spectrum should enable it to launch real 5G before all of its peers,” :: Fierce Wireless

"5G phones make a lot of promises. Here’s what to really expect" :: Digital Trends

“A new low-latency congestion control for cellular networks” :: Phys.org

VIDEO

“Netflix ‘would lose 57% of their subscribers if they added commercials’” :: Net Imperative

PRIVACY

"[W]elcome to the age of surveillance capitalism" :: The Guardian

"Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution - 
Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU." :: Foreign Policy

WaPo Ed.:  "There’s hope for federal online privacy legislation" :: Washington Post

"Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy - Rubio bill would give Congress and FTC 27 months to issue actual privacy rules." :: Ars Technica

OTHER NEWS

“T-Mobile and Verizon adopt FCC standards to block robocalls” :: Fierce Wireless

"NJ bill would exempt public utilities and cable tv companies from complying with local laws on tree removal and cutting" :: Planet Princeton

"An Open Letter to Squirrels" :: American Public Power Association

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