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September 6, 2019

BROADBAND

"Fact Sheet: The Opportunity of Municipal Broadband" :: Next Century Cities

"Applicants in the first round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) ReConnect Loan and Grant Program requested over $1.4 billion to finance rural broadband expansion, exceeding available funds by more than $800 million. ... [M]ore than half of the applicants are publicly or collectively owned, including electric and telephone cooperatives, local governments, and federally recognized tribes." :: MuniNetworks

"Residents in one of the least-connected neighborhoods in Cleveland could soon have access to low-cost internet service via an antenna mounted atop the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center [via non-profit Digital C]. The antenna will broadcast an internet signal to two census tracts in the neighborhood, allowing the some 700 residents there access to internet service that is expected to cost about $20 per month." :: Advance Ohio Media

"Connecting Cuyahoga:  Investment in Digital Inclusion Brings Big Returns for Residents and Administration" :: Connected Insights

"Detroit’s first director of digital inclusion helps a divided city get online" :: Marketplace

"Rural Coloradans Have Done Strange Things To Get Internet. For Some, Those Days Are Almost Over" :: High Plains Public Radio

American Hospital Association and Intel "urge FCC to broaden rural telehealth pilot participation" :: HealthcareDive

"Just Because The Internet Didn't Explode Doesn't Mean Killing Net Neutrality Was A Great Idea" :: TechDirt

"Bluebird Network Now Owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners" :: Telecompetitor

"The Price Sensitivity of Broadband" :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

"‘I felt nauseous,’ Bucks County [PA] woman says of plan for 48-foot 5G cell tower in her front yard" :: Philadelphia Inquirer

"5G tech is coming and it’s ‘an absolute mess,’ Miami-Dade commissioner says" :: Miami Herald

"The White House last week issued its annual recommendations for federal spending on research and development, and 5G was nowhere to be found. That's noteworthy considering 5G played a starring role in the administration's recommendations last year." :: Light Reading

"FCC Chairman Pai Wants 3.5 GHz CBRS Auction Start Date in June 2020, Cites 'Prime' 5G Use Case" :: Telecompetitor

"Hurricane tracking technology is about to regress 30 years, thanks to 5G cell networks" :: Salon

"American Tower has inked a new multi-year master lease agreement (MLA) with AT&T" :: FierceWireless

Altice launches wireless service :: Multichannel News

VIDEO 

"Cord Cutting Picking Up Steam" :: POTs and PANs

"AT&T’s confusing mess of online TV services even has AT&T confused" :: Ars Technica

OTHER NEWS

"The Near Future of US Privacy Law" :: Benton Foundation

"The Dangers in Smart Cities" -- "Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack." :: NextGov

FCC's September Open Meeting tentative agenda :: FCC

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