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August 14, 2019

BROADBAND

"Pete Buttigieg rolls out $80 billion plan to improve rural broadband" -- "'Where companies have not provided coverage or it is unaffordable,' the policy paper says, 'his Administration will fight to create a public option to compete with these companies and make access affordable for communities being left behind.'" :: The Verge :: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Municipal Funding Programs Help Bridge the Digital Divide and Build Community Connections" :: Next Century Cities

Loudoun County, VA:  "[T]he finance committee recommended partnering with a private-sector company to lay down 140 miles of fiber optic cable to connect 60 county facilities throughout western Loudoun, at an estimated cost of $16.1 million. Afflerbach said that would provide a 'backbone network' for private internet service, bringing fiber within a few miles of most homes. From there, internet service providers may choose to connect from that fiber to residential areas." :: Loudoun Now

"Springfield [MO] City Utilities partnering with CenturyLink to expand high speed internet access" :: KY3 :: Springfield News-Leader

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, releases RFP for broadband needs assessment and feasibility study; responses due September 13 :: MuniNetworks :: Patch :: Link to RFP

"CenturyLink Stock Will Rise on Its Infrastructure Investment, Analyst Says" :: Barron's

"[A]n overview of broadband’s measurement challenges and what they mean for policymakers and other stakeholders" :: Benton Foundation

"Broadband Growth Slowed to 370K in Q2" :: Multichannel News

WIRELESS

Verizon sues City of Rochester, NY over small cell fees -- "[T]he fees Verizon complained about include $1,500 per year for attaching a small cell to a city-owned pole." :: Ars Technica :: Link to Verizon complaint

"Federal 5G Rules Raise Concern for Berks County, Pa., Leaders" :: Reading Eagle

"Court Chips Away at 5G Deployment Rules" (more on recent D.C. Circuit decision ) :: POTs and PANs

"5G cell towers could be coming to your front yard. Here's why Pensacola can't stop them" :: Pensacola News Journal

"Nokia Delays Sprint's 5G Rollout" :: Light Reading

VIDEO 

"Locast Lawsuit: The Latest Copyright Powergrab?" :: Public Knowledge

"Cord cutting just took its biggest bite out of cable yet" :: Fast Company

"ViacomCBS: Look for Retrans, Affiliate Fees to Rise" :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS

"Georgia Highway Becomes Testbed for Connected Vehicles" :: Government Technology

"Inside Senior Planet, the tech-savviest retirement community on earth." :: MIT Technology Review

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