January 30, 2020


"Mediacom-Backed Bill Threatens Access to Funds for Iowa Municipal Networks" :: MuniNetworks

Independence, MO explores city-owned broadband network option :: The Examiner

"New Rural Broadband Deployment Model: MCNC Partners with Facebook on North Carolina Build [middle mile]" :: Telecompetitor

"Setting the Bar High in Colorado: Longmont's NextLight" (podcast) :: MuniNetworks

"Harrison [W.Va.] Rural Electrification Association (HREA) announced that they will dedicate ReConnect grant funding of approximately $18.75 million to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in rural sections of their service area." :: MuniNetworks

"House Democrats Release Plan for Broadband Infrastructure Investment" - $98B for broadband expansion, $80B for security and resiliance :: BBC Wires

"Ajit Pai promised faster broadband expansion—Comcast cut spending instead -- Despite net neutrality repeal, Comcast spent less on expanding cable network." :: Ars Technica

"State of Broadband 2020" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Commr. Rosenworcel's remarks at State of the Net conference :: FCC

"The FCC Should Only Fund Scalable, Future-Proof Broadband Networks" (Jonathan Sallet) :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"Letters of Credit" -- "One of the dumbest rules suggested by the FCC for the new $16.4 billion RDOF grants is that an ISP must provide a letter of credit (LOC) to guarantee that the ISP will be able to meet their obligation to provide the matching funds for the RDOF grants" :: POTs and PANs

"CenturyLink scored billions in CAF II funds, eyes the next giveaway: RDOF" :: FierceTelecom

. . . "Oh Look, More Giant ISPs Taking Taxpayer Money For Unfinished Networks" :: TechDirt

USDA will begin accepting applications for the second round of the USDA ReConnect Program beginning on Friday, Jan. 31 :: Telecompetitor

"FCC lines up $16 billion for broadband across entire US. Well, except New York because, screw them, right?" :: The Register

FCC eliminates E-Rate amortization requirement :: FCC (Report & Order)

OneWeb and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) push FCC to act on an application filed nearly two years ago for 1,260 more satellites :: SpaceNews


"Verizon's 4G Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G" :: Light Reading

"The FCC has authorized full commercial deployment in the CBRS band, thereby opening the band for use in mobile and fixed wireless networks, including private networks that will offer an alternative to enterprise Wi-Fi." :: Telecompetitor

"What's ahead for Sprint and T-Mobile's MVNOs?" :: FierceWireless


"[I]t looks like Amazon has no plans to launch a live TV streaming service." :: Cord Cutters News

"AT&T loses another 1.2 million TV subscribers as DirecTV keeps tanking" :: Ars Technica

"Broadband strength keeps Wall Street bullish on pay TV sector" :: Multichannel News


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