December 12, 2019


"How Gigabit Internet Is Turning Smaller U.S. Cities Into Tech Hot Spots -- Hyperfast digital networks have turned some of America's smaller cities into superstars." ::  Inc.

Islesboro [ME] Municipal Broadband "Brings Affordable Gigabit to Island Living in Maine" :: MuniNetworks

Fairlawn, Ohio:  "Residents and Businesses Declare FairlawnGig a Hit" :: MuniNetworks

"Georgia Authorizes Electric Cooperatives to Deliver Rural Broadband" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"KentuckyWired, a state-owned broadband network, started providing service to its first state customer last week. The network is expected to provide high-speed Internet to all state offices and institutions by late 2020." :: Government Technology

"Lawsuit forces CenturyLink to stop charging 'Internet Cost Recovery Fee' -- Settlement brings refunds to customers but applies only in Washington state." :: Ars Technica

More details on Amazon's satellite broadband service :: Cord Cutters News

"SpaceX broadband service will be ‘bumpy’ at first" :: LA Times

"Two Years Later, Broadband Providers Are Still Taking Advantage of An Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections" :: Public Knowledge

"Statewide Fiber Network Consolidation: Bluebird to Acquire Illinois Network Alliance" :: Telecompetitor

Fiber Broadband Association elects new Chair and Board of Directors :: Press release

Remarks of Commr. Starks to Fiber Broadband Association :: FCC

FCC WCB guidance on Rural Health Care Program reform implementation :: FCC

FCC adopts E-Rate Eligible Services List for 2020 :: FCC


Op-Ed by Mayor Gary Fuller of Opelika, AL, responding to Alabama small cell legislation :: OAnow.com

"CBRS Rising, & the Wait for Private 5G Networks" :: Light Reading

"Don't hold your breath for 5G. Most of us won't be using it until 2025" :: CNN

"Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?" :: Ars Technica

"5G is in its infancy, and consumers are already confused" :: FierceWireless

"'We are deeply concerned’: House Science Committee seeks investigation of how 5G could hurt weather forecasting" :: Washington Post


"Will Costly Alternatives Slow Cord Cutting?" :: POTs and PANs

House passes Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019, requiring cable TV operators to disclose the full cost of service when customers sign up :: Fast Company


"The Sale of .ORG, Trust, and Community-Based Organizations" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Atty Gen. Barr says DoJ rethinking Section 230 :: Washington Post

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