August 16, 2019


'The average wireline broadband subscriber used 271 gigabytes a month of data in the second quarter, up around 25% year over year, according to a new OpenVault report." :: Multichannel News

"Waterloo [IA] takes fresh look at citywide broadband system" :: The Courier

2019 community broadband snapshot report, from Craig Settles :: Link to Report

Mississippi:  "Two more electric power co-ops announce plans to offer broadband internet":: Daily Journal

Alabama:  "Central Alabama Electric Cooperative (CAEC) will join the increasing number of electric cooperatives that provide broadband access." :: MuniNetworks

"Illinois Puts $420M Toward Broadband Internet Expansion" :: Government Technology

"Digital Divide Isn’t Just a Rural Problem" :: Daily Yonder

"Some problems" with the FCC's $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Zone broadband grant program :: POTs and PANs

"Broadband is too important for this many in the US to be disconnected" :: Brookings

NTIA/USDA annunce rural broadband workshops in Oregon and Washington state :: BroadbandUSA

Canada: "CRTC lowers wholesale broadband rates to boost competition among providers -- Change will make it cheaper for small internet companies to purchase broadband from big telcos" :: CBC


"Florida Cities File Constitutional Challenge Over [State] 5G Rules" :: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Common Networks offers symmetrical 300 Mbps fixed wireless for $49.95 in Bay Area; working with Facebook's Terragraph technology :: FierceWireless :: CNET

"Crown Castle CFO confident on small cell outlook, despite short-term delays" :: FierceWireless


"Is the Worst Over for US Pay-TV?" :: Light Reading

"Comcast is Gouging People Who Watch Too Much Netflix" :: Futurism


"The Pai FCC Is Oddly Quiet About Trump's Plan To Have The Agency Police Speech" :: TechDirt

. . . "Could the FCC Regulate Social Media Under Section 230? No." :: Public Knowledge

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