June 12, 2019


"Big Things Happening in Clarksville, Arkansas [pop. 9,600]: Gigabit FTTH on the Way" from Clarksville Connected Utilities :: MuniNetworks

"Traverse City [MI] Light & Power Approves Contracts to Build Fiber Broadband Network" :: 9and10News

More on Ammon, ID:  "Small Idaho City Shows The Benefits Of Open Access Broadband Networks" :: TechDirt

"Gainesville [FL] can become its own internet service provider within a few years – but not without overcoming considerable hurdles, a telecommunications consultant’s analysis concludes." :: WUFT

"Mid-Atlantic Broadband tax-exempt status OK’d" :: Gazette-Virginian

"Big ISP Customer Service Still at the Bottom" :: POTs and PANs

USTelecom:  "Preliminary Data Show Continued Upward Momentum for Broadband Investment" :: USTelecom

NRECA white paper:  "[P]ole attachment rates are not a barrier to rural broadband deployment. In fact, pole attachment rental rates are de minimus in relation to the overall cost of deploying broadband. Other factors, primarily low population density and large capital expenditures, are more significant factors." :: Rural Electric Cooperatives:
Pole Attachment Policies and Issues

"[Pole] Access Issue Slows Fiber-Optic Network Launch in Erie, Pa" -- "The problem — more than anything else — has been gaining access to existing utility poles" owned by FirstEnergy and Verizon :: Los Angeles Times

"The Ability to Pay for Broadband" :: Benton Foundation

"3 million US students don’t have home internet" :: AP

"Net neutrality has been dead for a year: What you need to know" :: CNET

OMB recommends that Huawei get a 2-year reprieve on Trump ban :: NetworkWorld


Commr. Rosenworcel Op-Ed:  "Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G" -- "The United States is alone in this mission to make millimeter wave the core of its domestic 5G networks. The rest of the world is taking a different approach. Other nations vying for wireless leadership are not putting high-band airwaves front and center now. Instead, they are focusing on building 5G networks with mid-band spectrum, because it will support faster, cheaper, and more ubiquitous 5G deployment." :: Wired

"Uber and AT&T partner on 5G air taxis" :: CNET :: Telecompetitor

"Within the next five years, 5G networks will generate more than one quarter (26%) of wireless service revenue, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. But despite the expected impressive technical performance of 5G, the overall 5G revenue impact globally on the wireless service providers will be stagnant" :: Telecompetitor

"Microsoft garners support for TV white space reforms" :: FierceWireless


Montana's 3 Rivers Communications to stop providing cable TV service, citing competition from streaming services :: Multichannel News


"Smarter Streetlights Are Just the Beginning in Syracuse, N.Y." :: Government Technology

"Building Smart Cities and Communities at the Regional Level" - NTIA BroadbandUSA webinar, June 19 at 2 p.m. ::  BroadbandUSA  webinar registration


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