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July 31, 2019

BROADBAND

"Portland [OR] City Council will vote Wednesday to enter into an agreement with Multnomah County to conduct a feasibility study on constructing a publicly owned fiber network, which would allow the county to provide a public internet service." :: Portland Mercury

Chicopee (MA) Electric Light deploying FTTH; 1 Gbps for $69.95 :: MuniNetworks

"Fort Collins unveils new details about municipal broadband rollout" -- on track for first customer by September :: Coloradoan

More on Pew's State Broadband Policy Explorer:  laws governing high-speed Internet access -- "The Pew Charitable Trusts’ state broadband policy explorer lets you learn how states are expanding access to broadband through laws. Categories in the tool include: broadband programs, competition and regulation, definitions, funding and financing, and infrastructure access.  As you choose categories, a 50-state map illustrates which states have adopted such laws" :: State Broadband Policy Explorer :: Wired 

"How States Support Broadband Projects" :: Pew Charitable Trusts

"The Census Could Undercount People Who Don’t Have Internet Access" (Commr. Rosenworcel) :: Slate

GAO recommendation:  "FCC Should Assess Making Off-School-Premises Access Eligible for Additional Federal  [E-Rate] Support" :: U.S. Government Accountability Office

"Should Satellite Broadband Be Subsidized?" :: POTs and PANs

"OTI Urges FCC to Abandon Misguided Cap on Universal Service Fund That Would Worsen Digital Divide" :: New America

Op-Ed re: Section 230:  "The stubborn, misguided myth that Internet platforms must be ‘neutral’" :: Washington Post

WIRELESS

"Many HOA’s Illegally Try to Block OTA Antennas" :: Cord Cutters News

"How will Dish’s new 5G network build impact towers?" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

Retransmission fees predicted to rise from $10.57 billion in 2018 to $11.72 this year (11%) :: Telecompetitor

"Cord cutting is getting ‘freaking ugly,’ analyst says" :: FierceWireless

"Cord-Cutting Runs Amok: Cable, Satellite Providers Hit by Record Subscriber Losses in 2nd Quarter" :: The Wrap

"Senator Markey Leads Colleagues in Renewed Call for FCC to Protect Community Television Channels" :: Office of Sen. Markey

 

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