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August 12, 2019

BROADBAND

"Preemption Detente: Municipal Broadband Networks Face Barriers in 19 States" :: MuniNetworks

"2020 Candidates Offer Plans to Extend the Reach of  Broadband" :: Benton Foundation :: OneZero

"Dig Once: The Digital Divide Solution Congress Squandered" -- "Despite the fact that this basic principle is widely agreed-upon by both sides of the political aisle, progress at the national level has stalled completely, and only 11 states have actually followed through with implementing formal or informal policies. 18 cities around the nation have done the same" :: BroadbandNow :: VICE

"Easthampton [MA] City Council takes step toward municipal broadband service"  Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Northeast Mississippi electric power providers announce plans to provide broadband Internet service" :: Daily Journal

North Carolina:  "Mountain lawmakers lead push for municipal broadband systems" :: WRAL-TV

"Wisconsin Has A Goal Of Broadband For All By 2025" :: Wisconsin Public Radio

"Closing the rural broadband gap is an urgent national crisis" :: Microsoft :: Multichannel News

"Make Fiber Happen for Rural America" :: Fiber Broadband Association

"CenturyLink CEO: Fiber wins over 5G, wireless and hybrid fiber coax" :: FierceTelecom

"FCC Proposes Rules for $20.4 Billion Broadband Grants" :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

"In a partial defeat for the FCC and a victory for localities trying to retain their authority over cell tower placement and impact," D.C. Circuit vacates and remands FCC order streamlining environmental and historical preservation review of small cell installations :: Broadcasting & Cable

"The FCC says 5G is safe, again" -- "FCC chairman Ajit Pai is proposing small changes to the way the commission determines whether radio wave emissions are safe, but those changes are only designed to make the rules more consistent across technology types, the commission said. They aren’t being made any stricter. ... On a call with reporters, FCC officials said that there was no sign 5G airwaves would be any less safe than the airwaves used for 3G or 4G."  ::  The Verge :: Light Reading ::  FCC

"A Pocket Guide to 5G Hype" :: MuniNetworks

"Forecasters fear threat of 5G wireless rollout" :: Science

VIDEO 

"Our Opinion: FCC's cable TV ruling cannot be allowed to stand" :: Berkshire Eagle

OTHER NEWS

"Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet" :: NetworkWorld

"Looking Back at Looking Forward" -- a review of some predictions made in 2014 :: POTs and PANs

Form 477 Data as of June 30, 2019 Are Due No Later Than Sept. 3, 2019 :: FCC

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