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November 25, 2019

BROADBAND

"Alabama Electric Cooperative [Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Cooperative] Says 'It's About Time' for FTTH" :: MuniNetworks

Heartland Rural Electric Membership Corp. bringing broadband to rural Northeast Indiana counties :: WANE.com

City of Shelby, Ohio issues RFP for broadband needs assessment and feasibility study, responses due Dec. 20 :: MuniNetworks :: Link to RFP

"New Hampshire May Turn to Communications Districts for Rural Broadband" :: MuniNetworks
 
"The City of Redding [CA] wants to bring the city up to speed with high speed internet for all" :: KRCR TV

"FCC Bans Huawei, ZTE from USF-Funded Networks; Cost to Replace Could be $2 Billion" :: Telecompetitor

"2020 Dems call for billions of dollars in rural broadband spending" :: Fox News

"Broadband Still Growing – 3Q 2019" :: POTs and PANs

"The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to tentatively eliminate and/or reduce requirements that incumbent local exchange carriers (ILEC)s unbundle (share) elements of their networks with competitors at regulated rates." :: Multchannel News

"AT&T Exec Insists That No Broadband Company Is Violating Net Neutrality Even Though AT&T Is Absolutely Violating Net Neutrality" :: TechDirt

WIRELESS

"Independent [wireless] Internet Providers Surge" :: CBS Denver

"Fixed Wireless 101: What Rivals Need to Know -- There’s a new pipe in town, and it includes fiber" :: Multichannel News

Chmn. Pai's C Band announcement silent on rural wireless: "If the final order doesn’t require frequency sharing, it will be another slap in the face for rural broadband. ... I fear that the issue has already been decided and that rural broadband will again be ignored by the FCC." :: POTs and PANs

"Verizon Coverage Maps Insist 5G Is Actually Here This Time" :: Multichannel News

AT&T "plans to use low-band spectrum, which provides broader coverage, albeit at lower speeds, in comparison with the millimeter wave spectrum that the company used for its initial 5G launches. AT&T also has rethought its 5G pricing and said it will begin taking orders for its first low-band 5G smartphone" :: Telecompetitor

. . . "AT&T said it will not charge extra for customers to access the lowband 5G service it's planning to launch across millions of customers this year.  That's probably because AT&T's lowband 5G network isn't going to be much faster than its existing 4G network, the company says" :: Light Reading

"If you're shopping for a 5G phone in the US this holiday season, you'll have to make a choice: Do you want a lowband 5G phone or a highband 5G phone?  Because you will not be able to purchase a phone that does both." :: Light Reading

"Charter is looking at more Wi-Fi for wireless offload" :: FierceWireless

"Rural carriers get another 90-day extension to work with Huawei" :: FierceWireless

"5G is going to save journalism! Maybe! (Don’t hold your breath)" :: Fast Company

VIDEO

"Locast, Stations Engage In Multi-Front Legal Fight" :: MultichanneL News

FCC proposes to change subscriber notice requirements re: service and rate changes :: FCC 

OTHER NEWS

"Some Debate Value After Tax Breaks Given to Data Center" in western Michigan :: MLive.com

"Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web" :: The Guardian

FCC announces tentative agenda for December Open Meeting :: FCC


 

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