May 20, 2019


"What a Broadband Preemption Victory in Arkansas Means For Rural Cities" :: National League of Cities

"Good News for Electric Cooperatives as State Legislatures Correct Obstructive Laws" :: MuniNetworks

"Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service" :: Fox News

"Want Better Education in Rural America? Start with Broadband" :: Route Fifty

"Telehealth working well for rural veterans" :: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

"Designing the Ideal Federal [Broadband] Grant System" :: POTs and PANs

House Commerce Committee Democrats' infrastructure proposal includes $40 billion for broadband :: House Committee on Energy & Commerce

Rep. Eshoo (D-CA) introduces three broadband bills, including a Community Broadband Act :: Office of Rep. Anna Eshoo

FCC announces membership and first meeting of re-chartered BDAC :: FCC :: BroadbandBreakfast.com

Op-ed:  "Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility" :: Palo Alto Online


"Presidential announcement ignores core question: What is leadership in 5G?" (Blair Levin) :: Brookings

"5G Has a NIMBY Problem" :: Nextgov

UK:  "5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts" :: The Guardian

"WSJ columnist disputes NYT’s report about Russia and 5G health effects" :: FierceWireless

Starry plans to launch in 17 more cities :: RCR Wireless News

"Clearing Mid-Range Spectrum" after a messy past will be a challenge for FCC :: POTs and PANs

Pai recommends approving Sprint / T-Mobile merger :: Multichannel News :: Light Reading


"FCC Casts Doubt on Constitutionality of Leased Access - Looks to lessen speech burden on cable operators" :: Multichannel News :: FCC Fact Sheet and draft FNPRM

"Comcast Still Has Big Streaming Dreams" :: Light Reading

"AT&T's TV Business Will Keep Losing Subscribers Throughout 2019" :: Motley Fool


"Congress Is Considering Privacy Legislation – Be Afraid" :: The Conversation


"The Google City that has Angered Toronto" -- Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs "wanted to build a much bigger neighbourhood at Quayside and provide new transport for it. In return for its investment it wanted a share of property taxes, development fees and increased value of city land that would normally go to the city. ... 'Has the land-grab of the digital realm now extended into the financial realm? Is Sidewalks Lab going to monetise transportation and mobility from the government? Is that its real business model?'" :: BBC

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