March 18, 2019


Holyoke, MA:  question of feasibility study for residential broadband by Holyoke Gas & Electric may be on November ballot :: MassLive

Report:  "The Homework Gap in North Carolina" :: NC DIT Broadband Infrastructure Office

Bipartisan legislation introduced to improve broadband mapping :: U.S. Senate

New app to enable better rural broadband mapping:  "A collaboration of three national rural nonprofits hopes to create a more accurate picture for researchers and advocates to use to see how their communities measure up." :: Daily Yonder 

"Carriers Shouldn't Panic About Facebook's Wholesale Fiber Service – Yet" :: Light Reading

Interview with ACA's Matt Polka (ACA Summit is this week in D.C.); "Rural deployments, net neutrality are top-of-mind for Matt Polka’s indie MSO constituents" :: Multichannel News

"C Spire Expands Gig-Capable Triple Play Footprint" in Mississippi :: Telecompetitor

More on OneWeb satellite broadband :: POTs and PANs

"ISPs strike deal with Vermont to suspend state net neutrality law --
Vermont and ISPs agree to delay law until judges rule on FCC repeal." :: Ars Technica

"With streaming move, Google eyes future of gaming" :: Phys.org


"Operators face local opposition to 5G small cell deployments"; Analyst:   "'We'll see some opposition [and] issues on a local, or case-by-case basis, but I don't see anything happening in a more systematic way than we've see before ... In fact, I think municipalities might become more proactive in trying to participate in small cell deployment in some way, for example linking 'smart city' requirements to some approvals.'" :: FierceWireless

NYC government and telecom providers at odds over small cell process :: Crain's New York Business

"New Orleans City Council Approves 5G Infrastructure Framework" :: The Advocate

"Scientists Warn Wireless Devices Could Pose Health Risks" :: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"AT&T claims its FirstNet deployments will also advance 5G" :: FierceWireless

"Google, CommScope get official OK for CBRS Environmental Sensing Capability system" :: FierceWireless

FCC releases NPRM on spectrum partitioning, disaggregation and leasing :: FCC

"It's Officially Time to Start Talking About 6G," with the FCC voting to approve experiments in spectrum above 95GHz :: Light Reading


Craig Moffett:  "If larger MSOs follow their smaller peers in concluding that video is no longer worth defending, then subscriber declines would almost certainly accelerate, perhaps radically so, ... And that, in turn, would force programmers to be even more aggressive in licensing their content to OTT services, sealing the deal. The industry as we know it today could, or would, simply unravel." :: Light Reading


"How Not To Train Your Agency, Or Why The FTC Is Toothless." :: Tales of the Sausage Factory

Interview with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo:  federal government needs to "get out of the way" of innovation :: NextGov

"The World Wide Web just turned 30. We’re celebrating with anti-tech fervor." :: Washington Post

"Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050" :: SingularityHub

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