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June 14, 2019

BROADBAND

"Riverside, California, Now Offering Dark Fiber for Lease" :: MuniNetworks

"Selling Transport to Small Cell Sites" -- "The bottom line for me is that anybody that owns fiber ought to probably provide backhaul for small cells on existing fiber routes. I’d be a lot more cautious about building new fiber for small cell sites." :: POTs and PANs

"Internet Far Slower in Georgia Than Reported" -- "An analysis of Georgia speed test results by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that internet speeds were about one-fourth as fast as those reported by the Federal Communications Commission." :: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Broadband DATA Act introduced to address mapping problems :: Multichannel News

"How's CAF-II Doing in Your County?" :: POTs and PANs

"Google Stadia Is About To Show Everyone Why Broadband Usage Caps Are [B.S.]" :: TechDirt

"Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019 -- 37% of Americans now go online mostly using a smartphone, and these devices are increasingly cited as a reason for not having a high-speed internet connection at home" :: Pew Research Center

"How California Libraries Can Leverage Bandwidth to Achieve Community Goals" :: Aspen Institute

"Smart Cities and Digital Equity -- Some Cities Have Found Ways to Pursue Both, but Federal Policy May Hinder Progress" :: NDIA

"The FCC said repealing net-neutrality rules would help consumers: It hasn’t" :: Yahoo Finance

WIRELESS

"TV White Spaces Eyed as Ideal Bridge Over US Digital Divide" --  "A new Microsoft proposal at the FCC appears to be gaining support from all the right places. But more importantly, it's widely being hailed as a viable method of quickly and cheaply bringing broadband connections to the rural US." :: Light Reading

"Pennsylvania 5G bill that failed twice springs back to life " :: Philadelphia Inquirer

"Mercer Island [WA] to see another wave of small cells" :: Mercer Island Reporter

"Despite Health Concerns, 5G Approved for Grand Rapids, Mich." :: Grand Rapids Press

"AT&T Still Hazy on 5G Pricing Strategy" :: Light Reading

"Ericsson predicts 5G will grow faster than expected" :: FierceWireless

"5G subscriptions hit 1 million mark in South Korea" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"Can a pay TV operator with less than 5 million subscribers make it in today’s video business?  ... [S]cale certainly means a lot. For Altice USA, which finished the first quarter with just under 3.3 million video customers, programming costs consume 80% of total revenue. . .  For Comcast, which finished Q1 with around 21.8 million video customers, program licensing accounts for about 60% of revenue." :: Multichannel News

PRIVACY

"We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster." :: New York Times

OTHER NEWS

3rd Quarter 2019 USF contribution factor is 24.4 percent :: FCC

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