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August 6, 2019

BROADBAND

Massachusetts:  "State sweetens deal for towns building own fiber networks" -- State assists with make-ready costs for rural towns, presses utilities for action :: Berkshire Eagle

. . . "Rowe [Mass.] nears end of broadband construction" :: Greenfield Recorder

"Lakeland  [FL] commissioners were told the city could offer internet services starting as low as $19.99 a month, $99.99 for gigabyte speed, if 38 percent of residents agreed to sign on." :: The Ledger

Report:  "Recent Insights Into Successful Broadband Partnerships" :: CoBank

"North Carolinians Need Broadband for Teleheath" :: MuniNetworks

"Broadband Access Vital for Rural America and the Economy" :: Farm Journal

"Broadband technologies are getting better and faster — but access to them is still concentrated in metro areas and suburbs, leaving vast swaths of the country with marginal service or nothing at all." :: Axios

"Even with multiple satellite companies competing for customers there probably won’t be more than 3 – 4 million satellite broadband customers in the US – that would make a dent but wouldn’t fix the rural broadband gap. This strategy makes sense for the satellite companies since they’ll be able to charge a premium price for rural customers who have no broadband alternative instead of cutting prices to compete with cable companies." :: POTs and PANs

"For MSOs, More, Deeper Fiber Is Inevitable -- Cable’s broadband dominance will require more capacity" :: Multichannel News

"Verizon laid about 1,400 route miles of fiber per month in Q2 2019" :: FierceTelecom

"FCC Modifies Broadband Mapping Parameters" :: POTs and PANs

FCC seeks comment on proposed Eligible Services List for E-Rate Program :: FCC

WIRELESS

"Verizon Sneaks $10/Month 5G Fee Into New Unlimited Plans" :: Light Reading

"Comcast’s 'unlimited' mobile plan now costs $20 extra for HD video" :: Ars Technica

"Aesthetics of 5G wireless small cell towers spark concern in [Indianapolis] suburbs" :: Indianapolis Business Journal

"We're Still Not Sure How Verizon Is Going to Provide Nationwide 5G" :: Light Reading

VIDEO 

FCC releases cable franchising Report and Order :: Third Report and Order

. . . "At a time when local information is needed, FCC vote endangers public-access stations" :: Current :: Salem News

OTHER NEWS

"San Diego's Streetlight Video Cameras Spark Privacy Concerns" :: San Diego Union-Tribune

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