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May 22, 2019

BROADBAND

"Fiber Optic Utility brings faster and better internet to Ammon [ID]" :: KIFI/KIDK

More on Traverse City [MI] Light & Power's residential fiber plan :: MuniNetworks

Vermont:  "ECFiber Wins Award, Expands in Two Towns" :: MuniNetworks

"‘We Do Not Have Coverage Here:’ Texans Take On Federal Broadband Maps" :: Houston Public Media

"Until broadband access improves, telemedicine won't help rural communities" :: Reuters :: Annals of Internal Medicine (reg. req'd)

"Trump’s fight with Huawei could threaten internet access in rural areas" :: LA Times

"What's the Future for CenturyLink?" --  "It’s been reported that CenturyLink has hired advisors to consider if they should sell or spin off the telco business unit. That analysis has just begun, but it won’t be surprising to hear about a major restructuring of the company." :: POTs and PANs

"The bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2019 directs [the FCC] to establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband services in rural areas are 'reasonably comparable' to service provided in urban areas. The bill will help ensure that there is equitable wireless and broadband service in rural and urban areas, which has long be undefined." :: U.S. Senate

US Telecom and NTCA:  "Time-tested programs [like USF] should serve as a model for new [rural broadband] initiatives" :: Multichannel News

"Elon Musk thinks Starlink satellite internet could be online before 2021" :: Digital Trends

WIRELESS

"How Trump's Huawei Ban Threatens to Throttle Global 5G Rollout" :: ITProToday

Syracuse approves small cell deal with Verizon :: Syracuse Media Group

"5G Planning Well Underway with Smaller Regional Carriers" :: Telecompetitor

"AT&T Proposes Amped-Up Power Levels for CBRS-Based 5G" :: Light Reading

"NOAA chief warns 24 GHz 5G would hamper weather forecasting" :: FierceWireless

"T-Mobile/Sprint deal chances now around 50/50" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"Cable TV customer satisfaction falls even further behind streaming video -- 
Pay-TV again ranks last in customer satisfaction among all US industries." :: Ars Technica

"NTIA Data Show Shift to Streaming Video as Consumers Drop Pay-TV" :: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

OTHER NEWS

Orlando issues RFP "to bring on a consultant to help the city develop an in-depth smart city roadmap and strategy." :: Government Technology

"FCC's 'One Touch' Pole Attachment Rules Take Effect" :: Multichannel News

"How to Go Beyond Section 230 Without Crashing the Internet" :: Public Knowledge

"Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms" :: ProPublica


 

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