July 19, 2019


"Locally Run ISPs Offer the Fastest Broadband in America" - "Six out of the 10 fastest ISPs are either community-run or public/private partnerships." :: VICE

"New State Laws Ease the Way for Electric Co-op Broadband" :: MuniNetworks

"The United States of Broadband Map - Mapping the Gulf Between What ISPs Report and Actual Internet Speeds" :: New America

"The Strategic Exclusion of Puerto Rico’s Data From the Broadband Deployment Report" :: Public Knowledge

"USDA’s Rural broadband plan met with citizen criticism and concerns" :: Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

"Understanding the Rural Broadband Problem" :: C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium

"Under the Radar Broadband Policy" :: Benton

"OneWeb’s low-Earth satellites hit 400Mbps and 32ms latency in new test" :: Ars Technica


"The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t" :: New York Times

"We Need Public 5G Spectrum":  "The FCC can let a handful of cellular companies decide how society will use 5G or they can unleash the creativity of thousands of developers to come up with a myriad of 5G applications. We know that creating public spectrum creates immense societal and economic good. If the FCC hadn’t set aside public spectrum for WiFi we’d all still have wires to all our home broadband devices and many of the things we now take for granted would never have come to pass."  :: POTs and PANs

"5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets and More? Analysts are Divided" :: Light Reading

"WISPA, Microsoft, Google Push for C-band Co-channel Sharing, Saying It Could Support Gigabit Fixed Wireless" :: Telecompetitor

"Mobile 5G in CBRS Band Looms Closer with New Standards" :: Telecompetitor

"3.5GHz CBRS Band Deployments Face Yet Another Delay" :: Light Reading

"We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess" -- "In tests, the 5G often switched off due to summer heat, leaving our columnist to cool the devices with ice packs or air conditioners" :: Wall Street Journal (sub. req'd)

"The Resurgence of Wireless Mesh?" :: POTs and PANs


"Mayors Unite Against FCC Franchise Fee Reforms" :: Broadcasting & Cable

. . . U.S. Conference of Mayors resolution: "Supporting Local Cable Franchising Including Non-monetary Obligations" :: U.S. Conference of Mayors


"Why national preemption has become a technology policy flash point" :: Brookings

"How cities can create a trustworthy privacy model" :: StateScoop

"Six ways that the IoT can benefit cities" :: RCRWirelessNews

Op-Ed: "I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities -- Sensor-equipped garbage cans sound cool, but someone still has to take out the trash." :: New York Times

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