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March 7, 2019

BROADBAND

"Municipal broadband internet: The next public utility? -- Initiatives across the country seem to be gaining steam as cities look to encourage equitable access — but pitfalls around cost and taxpayer risk remain." :: SmartCitiesDive

"Tacoma, Wash., Plans Municipal Broadband P3 That Includes Private Commitments to Net Neutrality, Equity, and Privacy" :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Great Expectations for Maine's SanfordNet Fiber; Completion Slated for This Fall" :: MuniNetworks

Holston [TN] Electric Cooperative / HolstonConnect files FCC retransmission consent complaint against local broadcast owner Nexstar Media Group - "HolstonConnect is in the process of rolling out fiber-based broadband, voice and TV services to rural East Tennessee ...  'Without prompt and forceful remedial action by the Commission…, HolstonConnect’s ability to deploy gigabit infrastructure and services in rural East Tennessee will be hamstrung'" :: Cablefax

"Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation: Arkansas Co-op Builds Fiber Fast" -- "Using a digital network construction solution helped CECC deploy a fiber network 55 percent faster than expected and 12 percent under budget." :: Broadband Communities Magazine

City of Seattle study:  " Low-income areas five times as likely to lack internet access" :: MYNorthwest

"Rural America will fall further behind without all-fiber broadband infrastructure investment"  :: The Hill

"Commissioner Starks’ Digital Inclusion Visits" :: Commr. Starks

"Facebook’s Middle Mile Infrastructure Subsidiary to Offer Fiber Transport, Eyes Underserved Markets" :: Telecompetitor

"Technology Strategies for Municipal Fiber Broadband" -  "[M]ost of this advancement in broadband access has occurred based on 1 Gbps PON technology, which worked well until now but doesn’t present the best business case for the future." [by Adtran] :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Zayo Evaluating Strategic Alternatives, Delays Analyst Day" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

Kevin Werbach:  "Trump’s 5G Plan Is More Than a Gift to His Base - The Trump campaign floated a proposal for a wholesale 5G network. It’s politically expedient but still a great idea." :: New York Times

"Trump campaign clarifies 5G policy after catching administration off guard" :: Axios

Trump campaign's 'national 5G plan' draws bipartisan FCC rebuke" :: Axios

"Will AT&T and Verizon both spend billions to put 5G small cells in residential neighborhoods if it doesn’t drive any new cellular revenues? I have to admit that I’m skeptical." :: POTs and PANs

"5G reality check from MWC: A long, expensive road ahead" :: VentureBeat

"5G Might Make Net Neutrality More Complicated for Open Internet Proponents -- 
European regulators are preparing for a net neutrality challenge over 'network slicing'" :: AdWeek

'No Signs of Wireless Substitution' for In-Home Broadband in Q4 – Analyst" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"Virtual MVPDs Account for Nearly 10% of Pay TV Subscriptions" :: Multichannel News


 

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