January 8, 2020


New York City:  "The Internet Master Plan" :: NYC Office of the CTO :: CNET :: Crain's NY ::  MuniNetworks :: Gigi Sohn's blog

"UTOPIA Fiber: A Model Open-Access Network" :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Dozens Of Towns To Hold Town Meeting Votes On Forming Broadband Districts" :: Vermont Public Radio

Massachusetts: "Federal grant boosts municipal broadband networks" :: Daily Hampshire Gazette (correction)

Podcast interview with Opelika, AL Mayor Gary Fuller :: MuniNetworks

"Seattle Tackles MDU Broadband" :: POTs and PANs

"Taking Advantage of the $9B 5G Fund" -- "I think there is a window of opportunity to partner with wireless carriers to build new fiber jointly." :: POTs and PANs

Rural broadband enables postsecondary distance education :: Broadband Communities

"Congress Passes RURAL Act, Preserves Co-ops’ Tax-Exempt Status" from risk of losing it when they accept government grants for broadband service and other programs :: NRECA

CRS report:  "Demand for Broadband in Rural Areas: Implications for Universal Access" :: Congressional Research Service

"AT&T et al. fight against higher upload speeds in $20-billion FCC program - Big ISPs want more money for slower broadband as FCC plans new fund." :: Ars Technica

CableLabs:  Actual 10G is Right Around the Corner :: Multichannel News


"Utilities, Telcos in 5G Street Light Fight" :: Light Reading

"Ohio Cities Have Say in 5G Aesthetics, Not Much Else" :: Columbus Dispatch

"Apple is reportedly investing in technology that would beam data directly from satellites to its devices -- thus skipping terrestrial 5G networks entirely." :: Light Reading

"FCC’s Pai Says 5G Can Help Close Rural Divide" :: Broadcasting & Cable

"5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge" - "The rollout of speedy new cellular networks is a geopolitical turning point, but neither Trump nor the public yet recognizes this." :: The Atlantic


"Cord-Cutting to Ease in 2020" predicts analyst :: Multichannel News


"Hitting refresh on privacy policies:  Recommendations fro notice and transparency" :: Brookings

"Laundry, WiFi, and a doctor on call? Philly landlord experiments with telehealth" :: WHYY PBS

"2020:  Year of Decision" (Michael Copps) :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

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