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August 22, 2019

BROADBAND

"LightTUBe Attracts 200 New Jobs to Tullahoma, Tennessee" -- "Before the city invested in the [municipal] network, job growth in Tullahoma lagged behind the rest of the state, but within two years after the city began offering broadband, that statistic changed. Job growth in the city doubled Tennessee’s statewide rate.  Since Tullahoma developed the municipal network, they’ve continued to be one of the areas in Tennessee with solid economic development." :: MuniNetworks 

"USTelecom Broadband Map Pilot: Up to 38% of 'Served' Rural Locations Actually Lack Broadband" :: Telecompetitor  :: Multichannel News

"Democrats torch Trump failures on rural digital divide" :: Politico

"Telehealth Promises to Transform U.S. Health Care":: Broadband Communities

"A new study finds that inadequate broadband may be a major reason for low adoption of telemedicine" :: Broadband Communities

"Comcast will not partner with Fauquier County [VA] after all, to apply for a Virginia Telecommunication Initiative grant. . . .  The county received word of the decision on Aug. 15.   'Needless to say, this is a big disappointment – especially since VATI required that we post notice on our intent to apply for the grant by Aug. 6'" :: Fauquier Times

"The Truth About Faster Internet: It’s Not Worth It" -- "WSJ testing shows typical U.S. households don’t use most of their bandwidth while streaming and get marginal gains from upgrading speeds" :: Wall Street Journal (sub. req'd)

North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), expanding, focusing on agricultural industry and rural markets :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"Sharing spectrum will close the rural digital divide" (WISPA) :: The Hill

"Verizon 5G poles cause controversy as more pop up around Denver" :: KDVR :: Westword

"What the roll-out of 5G will mean for the Syracuse community" :: CNY Central

"5G promises to revolutionize home broadband. Will it?" :: CNET

"5G Isn't Going Indoors Anytime Soon" :: Light Reading

"Wireless Carrier Throttling of Online Video Is Pervasive" :: Bloomberg

"Startup uBeam Uses Ultrasound for Over-the-Air Power" :: Light Reading

VIDEO 

"AT&T brings cable TV prices to online streaming with $135 monthly plan" :: Ars Technica

"Providing Local Content to Rural America" :: POTs and PANs

"Are local government TV channels in danger?" :: Durango Herald

OTHER NEWS

"Intelligent Streetlights Power Future Of Smart Cities" (SAP) :: Forbes

"Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America" :: New York Times

"Applications Now Open for Next Century Cities Advisory Board" :: Next Century Cities

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