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October 21, 2019

BROADBAND

"The city with the best fiber-optic network in America might surprise you" [Ammon, ID, according to article] -- "Community broadband creates competition and better service and choice—along with giving local residents ownership." ::  Fast Company

"Boulder, Colo., Requests Bids for Fiber-Optic Network"; proposals due Nov. 15 :: Daily Camera :: City of Boulder

"Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) issued a white paper this week outlining why[FTTP] will remain the superior choice over cable and emerging 5G networks from here to eternity." :: Light Readimg

"First USDA ReConnect Rural Broadband Funding Awarded to a Tennessee Electric Cooperative" [Forked Deer Electric Coop] :: Telecompetitor

"Connecting Communities with High Performance Broadband" (remarks of Jonathan Sallet at SHLB conference) :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes" :: Ars Technica

"Rural America should never have been deregulated. Shame on every regulator in every state that voted to deregulate the big telcos in rural America. Shame on every regulator that allowed companies like Verizon [to] palm off their rural copper to companies like Frontier – a company that cannot succeed, almost by definition." :: POTs and PANs

"Newsom vetoes California broadband development bills" :: Tellus Venture Assocs.

"On ‘Island’ in Russian Arctic, Arrival of Fast Internet Shakes Political Calm" :: New York Times

WIRELESS

Moffet Nathanson "not sure where the carriers will find the revenues to support the 5G buildout. ...[We] expect that getting to a dense and ubiquitous 5G network, and more importantly, a robust 5G ecosystem of networks and use cases, will take longer than people think.” :: Barron's

"We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe" (op-ed) :: Scientific American

. . . "Is 5G bad for your health? It’s complicated, say researchers" :: Horizon

"Dish Network Seeks Companies to Build Its 5G Network" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"AT&T hits online TV customers with second big price increase this year -- Two price hikes in seven months raise some bills 50%." :: Ars Technica :: Bloomberg

"Locast Adds Atlanta, Phoenix" :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS

"Digital Literacy Legend and Rural Telecommunications Congress Board Member Gene Crick Dies" (from Gabriel Garcia) :: BroadbandBreakfast

. . . "Remembering Gene Crick, Digital Rights Pioneer" :: Electronic Frontier Foundation

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