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March 9, 2020

BROADBAND

"Tell the Story We Know:  Broadband Competition is Too Limited"  (Jonathan Sallet) :: Coalition for Local Internet Choice 

"We are now in the third generation talking about getting broadband out to all our citizens. We are nowhere near getting the job done. It’s a market failure. It’s a government failure. And it’s a national embarrassment." (Michael Copps) :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"Somerville [Maine] voters agree to seek grants to create municipal broadband network" :: Kennebec Journal

"More Mississippians Anticipating Fiber Connectivity from Their Co-op in 2020" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"As COVID-19 pushes classes online, some students are caught in the broadband gap" :: Verge

"Coronavirus means we must telecommute. We’re not ready" :: LA Times

"Empty Offices, Full Homes: Covid-19 Might Strain the Internet" :: ITPro

"Coronavirus Bill Lifts Some Restrictions on Telehealth -- Allows for broadband-delivered house calls to Medicare recipients" :: Multichannel News

"The U.S. government couldn’t shut down the Internet, right? Think again." (Commr. Rosenworcel) :: Washington Post

"Broadband DATA Act: A Step Forward, but Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Solve FCC Data Problems" :: Public Knowledge

WIRELESS

"Midco, others scramble to replace gear for CBRS" by April 17, 2020 deadline (for many) for Part 96 compliance :: FierceWireless

"Here's every U.S. city with 5G coverage right now" :: AndroidCentral

"The industry sees 5G as a cash cow. That could backfire." :: Android Authority

"The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned power utility, is about to begin testing a massive private LTE network" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"DirecTV's days are numbered" :: USA Today

"AT&T TV is a brilliant idea wrapped in terrible pricing" :: TechHive

OTHER NEWS

"[W]orries over a new digital divide are rising. It could happen that the children of poorer and middle-class parents will be raised by screens, while the children of  ... elite will be going back to wooden toys and the luxury of human interaction." :: New York Times

Seti@home shutting down :: Digital Trends

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