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February 8, 2019

BROADBAND

Arkansas: “A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill that would repeal the state’s Municipal Broadband Prohibition”:: KARK.com

"Fort Collins [CO] municipal broadband will offer first service in August" :: Reporter-Herald

Vinton [IA] Municipal Electric Utility board to vote on broadband project :: Vinton Today

Michigan’s HB 5670:  “The bill, dubbed the “Broadband Investment Act,” established a fund to provide grants for infrastructure deployment, but specifically locked out municipalities and other government entities from eligibility” :: MuniNetworks

“Google Fiber's secret weapon in its gigabit comeback has failed" --  "[P]roblems with [shallow trenching] will force Google Fiber to cease operations in Louisville.” :: C|Net :: Verge :: Google Fiber Blog

. . . "Google Fiber is shutting down its super-high speed internet service in Louisville after residents complained that it left exposed cables in the streets" :: Business Insider

"USDA Launches Rural Broadband Toolkit to Boost Expansion" --  "The kit includes access to grants, loans and technical assistance programs." :: Government Technology  ::  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

“GOP House Members Offer Trio of Net Neutrality Bills” :: Multichannel News :: Gizmodo

“Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid  prioritization -- NCTA says paid prioritization should be allowed if it creates 'public benefit.'” :: Ars Technica                                           

"Lack Of Internet Access Threatens 2020 Census Success" :: TechDirt

WIRELESS

“A Deeper Look At Verizon's Early 5G 'Launch' Finds It's Barely Available” :: Tech Dirt
 
“Why 5G Isn’t Here Yet Even Though We are Being Told It Is” :: Forbes

"Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding" :: Engadget

Danville, CA debates  and defers decision on Verizon small cell site :: DanvilleSanRamon.com

"The REIT Way To Invest In Cell Towers" :: Forbes

"Lawmakers fret about China's investment in 5G" :: Washington Post

VIDEO

“T-Mobile plans to offer à la carte media subscriptions, but no TV ‘skinny bundle’” :: Tech Crunch

OTHER NEWS

"Comcast's Quiet Expansion" :: POTs and PANs

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