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April 3, 2019

BROADBAND

"Why Broadband Should Be a Utility" (Susan Crawford) :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Holyoke [Mass.] ballot question will gauge interest in city-run internet service" :: MassLive

"Colorado cities flip the narrative on municipal broadband" :: Bond Buyer

"Broadband Affordability Report: Nearly Half of U.S. Population Lacks Access to a Low-Price Offering" :: Telecompetitor

"A Social Science Perspective on the Opportunities, Problems and Prospects of Broadband Internet Data in the United States" :: SSRN

"Telecom Lobby Suddenly Pretends To Care About Accurate Broadband Maps" :: TechDirt

Commr. O'Rielly:  "A Needed USF Budgetary Cap" :: FCC :: Multichannel News

"FTC gives ISPs green light to block applications as long as they disclose it" :: Ars Technica

"The impact of T-Mobile capturing home broadband share is immaterial to fixed broadband companies generally, and cable companies in particular," says Wall Street research firm :: Light Reading

"Gaming Migrates to the Cloud" :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

"More federal preemptions of property ownership and local oversight of permits for wireless facilities are on the way. The [FCC] is scheduled to vote later this month on starting the process of rewriting its interpretation of federal law regarding home antennas." (re: OTARD NPRM, as requested by WISPA) :: Tellus Venture Associates 

. . .  "The Commission anticipates that revising the OTARD framework to allow fixed wireless providers to deploy hub and relay antennas more quickly and efficiently will help spur investment in and deployment of needed infrastructure in a manner that is consistent with the public interest." ::  FCC Fact Sheet

"Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cell Phones" (Susan Crawford) :: Wired

"West Virginia is 22nd state to adopt rules for 5G small cell deployments" :: FierceWireless

"A business case for 5G mobile broadband in a dense urban area" -- "The results show that the business case for a 5G network providing mobile broadband services alone is positive." :: Telecommunications Policy

NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association:  "5G Wireless Services are a Complement to Wired Tech – Not a Replacement" :: NTCA

"Rural Cable Company Midco Embraces Fixed Wireless, Targeting the 'Donut of Discontent'" :: Telecompetitor

"CBRS closes in on prime time" :: FierceWireless

U.S. "now tied with China" in "global 5G race," according to CTIA report :: FierceWireless

OTHER NEWS

"Why satellite mega-constellations are a threat to the future of space" :: MIT Technology Review

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