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November 18, 2019

BROADBAND

"More Muni, More Money -- "Small communities increasingly see municipal broadband as a means to drive economic growth" -- "[N]o matter which side you’re on, one thing is increasingly clear:  municipal broadband is gaining steam and some communities are finding innovative ways to finance and maintain projects. And the risk, as many areas are finding out, is becoming worth it." :: Multichannel News

"Courts Shoot Down Another Barrier to Community Broadband" (more on Connecticut ruling) :: VICE

"Cities and States Take Up the Battle for an Open Internet and Municipal Broadband -- A different vision of how the internet could operate is already taking shape across the United States." :: Common Dreams

"Open Access Networks Increasingly Attract Private Investment" :: MuniNetworks

"Verizon Wants to Turn Fiber Networks into Citywide Sensors" :: Government Technology

UK:  Labour's Jeremy Corbyn promises free FTTP for all homes and businesses by 2030 :: The Guardian  :: BBC

FCC Telehealth Barriers Report - "Almost half of U.S. counties face a  'double burden; of chronic disease and a need for greater broadband connectivity" :: Telecompetitor :: Link to IAC report

"FCC Adopts Stricter Lifeline Low-Income Program Rules" :: Telecompetitor

Update on federal broadband mapping legislation :: Benton Institute for Broadband and Society

"State Leaders, Experts Sort Through Federal Broadband Bills" :: Government Technology

NTIA releases discussion framework for Minority Broadband Initiative :: NTIA

WIRELESS

"AT&T expects major 5G handset upgrade cycle to start in 2020" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

STELAR reauthorization bill moves to full committee; bill "would expand[] the good faith [retrans consent] provision to allow smaller MVPDS to collectively bargain.  The bill also requires MVPDs and ISPS--fixed and mobile--to include all charges in their advertised prices" :: Broadcasting & Cable :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS

FCC's November 22 Open Meeting Agenda :: FCC 

"The Internet: Looking Back and Forward 50 Years" :: Government Technology

"So the internet didn’t turn out the way we hoped.  Where do we go from here?" :: NYT Magazine

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