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March 5, 2020

BROADBAND

"Want to solve America’s problems? Start with broadband" (Adrianne Benton Furniss) :: Fortune

DIY wireless broadband in rural Pennsylvania:  "People in the community began to talk. They were crane operators, welders, carpenters, and business people.  What if they came together to try to fix the problem themselves?" :: WHYY

Gila County, AZ considers broadband utility :: Silver Belt

"Clarksville [AR] Connected Utilities Sees Potential In FTTH, Business Services" :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Best and Worst States for Internet Coverage, Prices and Speeds, 2020" :: BroadbandNow

Cisco broadband speed prediction:  20% compounded growth rate through 2023 :: POTs and PANs

"Broadband and Student Performance Gaps:  Lack of broadband and dependence on cell phones for home Internet is leaving rural Michigan students behind" :: Quello Center (Mich. State Univ.)

"Toward Digital Inclusion:  Broadband Access in the Third Federal Reserve District" :: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

"If new satellite-internet players like SpaceX or Amazon succeed, it could dramatically transform the future of work" :: Business Insider

"Coronavirus could be a boon for telemedicine" :: CNBC

"Broadband is Now a Mature Market" :: POTs and PANs

"AT&T Fiber Begins Transition to Next Generation XGS-PON FTTH" - "The next generation FTTH technology offers symmetrical 10 Gbps throughput, improving on the 2.48 downstream/1.24 upstream Gbps limitation of widely deployed GPON." :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"Fixed wireless broadband (FWBB) represents the "most important threat" to cable broadband service providers," according to MoffetNathanson report :: Light Reading

Grant funding available "to design, build, own, operate and maintain a wireless broadband network that serves the community of New Braintree, MA."; SoQ due April 9 :: Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

"The 5G of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T all rank badly for different reasons" :: FierceWireless

"[L]ow-band 5G phones from AT&T and T-Mobile are displaying '5G' icons when the phones aren't actually using 5G networks to transfer data." :: PCMag

"Last Friday the FCC voted to approve a new order paving the way for the expanded use of 'white space broadband,' a promising technology that uses the spectrum freed from the shift to digital television to beam broadband into traditionally harder to reach rural areas." :: VICE

"Auctioning a Chunk of 6 GHz Would be Phenomenally Bad Policy." (Harold Feld) :: Tales of the Sausage Factory

VIDEO

"Major Pay-TV Providers Lost About 4,915,000 Subscribers in 2019" :: Leichtman Research Group

"WOW trials Android TV-based streaming service" :: Light Reading

OTHER NEWS

"Struggling AT&T plans 'tens of billions' in cost cuts, more layoffs" :: Ars Technica

More on potential changes to Section 230 :: Washington Post

"No matter which way you look at it, tech jobs are still concentrating in just a few cities" :: Brookings

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