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November 8, 2019

BROADBAND

"Fort Dodge [IA] Residents Give Approval To City-Owned Broadband," with 72% of the vote :: WHOtv.com

"Rockland, Maine, Moves Forward on Fiber" :: MuniNetworks

"Multi-town ‘communication districts’ could be part of a new push for broadband in rural N.H." :: Concord Monitor

"Consolidated: Public-Private Broadband Partnerships are Key to Rural Broadband Strategy" :: Telecompetitor

"Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020s Gives A Comprehensive Overview of a Problem That We Can Solve" :: Next Century Cities

"ISPs Cut Back 2020 Investment Despite Tax Breaks, Death Of Net Neutrality" :: TechDirt

"The Future of Coaxial Networks" :: POTs and PANs

"Comcast Gigabit Ethernet Enables Movie Theater Transformation" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

Maryland small cell update:  state legislation, etc. :: Baltimore Sun

Aurora, CO:  "Mysterious Box In Woman’s Yard Is Power For A Small Cell Antenna" :: CBS Denver

"Do Cable Companies Have a Wireless Advantage?" -- "Strand-mounted small cells provide a cable company with a huge advantage." :: POTs and PANs

"Altice’s 19,000 small cells in Long Island don’t help Sprint’s network much, say analysts" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"The FCC has upheld an AT&T complaint against a number of TV station groups for failure to negotiate retransmission consent in good faith" :: Multichannel News :: Link to FCC Order

"Is OTT Service Effective Competition for Cable TV?" :: POTs and PANs

"New Jersey Could Be The First State to Ban Hidden Cable TV Fees" :: Cord Cutters News

"Comcast seeks pause on Maine's a la carte cable channel law" :: FierceVideo

OTHER NEWS

"Texas Cities sue state over telecom bill" -- "Previously, separate fees were assessed for cable and phone lines, even if the same line delivered both. Under the new bill, companies will only have to pay the larger of the two fees when a single line is being used.  That may seem reasonable, but it’s likely to cost cities millions. ... The new law comes after Texas House Speaker Denis Bonnen vowed to hurt local governments. 'My goal is for this to be the worst session in the history of the legislature for cities and counties,' he said." :: Reform Austin

"Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google" :: Ars Technica

 

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