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January 16, 2020

BROADBAND

Minot, Maine:  Broadband feasibility study recommends Minot  [pop. 2,607] “aggressively and timely pursue the following [municipal broadband] initiatives as many service providers are looking for expansion areas and communities willing to partner.” :: Sun Journal

"Williamstown [Mass.] Seeks Data on Interest in Municipal Broadband" :: iBerkshires

"Pennsylvania Counties Eye Broadband Connectivity Study
Officials from eight counties are studying a proposal for local governing entities to step up and invest in infrastructure needed to expand or enhance broadband connectivity in underserved areas." ::  Tribune Review

Pennsylvania:  "Could a state cell phone tax power Pa.’s rural broadband expansion?" :: Pennsylvania Capital Star

"The FCC's Latest Plan to Close the Rural Digital Divide" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"The RDOF Grants -- The Good and Bad News" :: POTs and PANs

"FCC Estimates State-by-State Impact of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund" :: FCC

"Big Telco wants more federal money to offer slower rural broadband" :: Boing Boing

"Washington And Oregon Fine CenturyLink For Completely Bogus Broadband Fees" :: TechDirt

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), James Lankford (R-OK), Jon Tester (D-MT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and John Kennedy (R-LA) send letter to Commr Pai "urging the FCC to focus their efforts on providing reliable broadband to rural communities before expanding 5G coverage" :: U.S. Senate

"Satellite Subsidies Will Widen Digital Divide in Rural America" :: MuniNetworks

"Digital Skills and Broadband Adoption" :: Benton Foundation for Internet & Society

WIRELESS

"Costa Mesa, Calif., OKs 5G Ordinance Despite Public Protest" :: Daily Pilot

"The 5G Revolution That Isn't" :: The Outline

"5G isn’t going to save you from cable broadband anytime soon" :: The Next Web

"T-Mobile, Sprint Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as Trial Ends" :: Wall Street Journal

VIDEO

"Cable TV Will Lose 5.1% of Subscribers to Cord Cutting This Year," up from 3.3% previously estimated, says analyst firm :: 
Cord Cutters News :: Light Reading

"Cincinnati Bell to Promote YouTube TV in Latest Streaming Video Partnership" :: Telecompetitor

OTHER NEWS

"The End of Free Conference Calling" :: POTs and PANs

 

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