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May 13, 2019

BROADBAND

"Three States, Their Local Communities, and Broadband Funding Denied": Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia state legislatures refuse to enable public entities to receive funding for broadband buildouts :: MuniNetworks

City of Greeley, CO "lags badly" in Internet access; "the city is ... looking into the possibility of either bringing another private internet service provider into town to work directly with the city or even launching an entirely new ISP owned and operated by the city." :: Greeley Tribune

"Broadband is the New Railroad" :: Benton Foundation

"An Update on Broadband Bills in the 116th Congress" :: Benton Foundation

. . . "Broadband mapping bill introduced" :: Multichannel News

. . . "Senate Commerce Committee to Markup Broadband Bills May 15" :: Benton Foundation

NTIA chief David Redl "abruptly resigned on Thursday, days after criticizing U.S. 5G policy in a speech." :: Wall Street Journal (sub. req'd) :: The Register

NTIA BroadbandUSA webinar: "Infrastructure Week: Leveraging Public Assets to Accelerate Broadband Deployment", Weds. May 15, 2-3 p.m. :: BroadbandUSA

WIRELESS

Florida League of Cities, et al, sue the State of Florida over state small cell law, "contending that the 2017 law infringes on home-rule powers and would lead to an unconstitutional 'taking' of city property." :: Tampa Bay Times

"5G Was Rushed to Market – It Shows" :: Light Reading

"Inside the 5G Small Cell Opportunity: Big & Messy" :: Light Reading

"5G and Home IoT" :: POTs and PANs

"Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise. - RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.’" :: New York Times

CenturyLink CTO:  “We’re deploying for a fixed wireless application. It doesn’t make sense to build fiber out to farming communities. ... We’re using CBRS in our initial deployments. We’ve got three towers now, and we’re working on the next 25....We’re generally deploying on macro towers ... It’s inconsistent performance at best. You can have a set of homes in line with one getting 80 megs and the home behind getting 1 meg.” :: FierceWireless

Syracuse finalizing small cell deal with Verizon :: Syracuse.com

OTHER NEWS

"Preventing the Politicization of Antitrust Enforcement" :: New America

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