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April 21, 2020

BROADBAND

"America's Broadband Moment" :: Benton Foundation for Internet & Society

More on fiber build partnerships between New Hampshire towns and Consolidated Communications :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Loveland’s [CO] Pulse utility striving for balance between competitive edge, disclosure during rollout" :: Loveland Reporter-Herald

"The Glenwood Springs [CO] City Council, using the online videoconferencing platform Zoom, voted Thursday to move forward with the installation of 150 miles worth of broadband fiber throughout Glenwood Springs." :: PostIndependent

"Is Gigabit Enough Now to Create the Next Chattanooga? Enter the Digital Town Square" :: Telecompetitor

"KINBER [PA state R&E network]: Closing the digital divide in rural Pennsylvania" :: Internet2

"Rural towns are leaning into remote work, and it might save them" :: ACORN

"Rural Washington residents working from home adapt to dearth of high-speed internet connectivity" :: Spokesman-Review

"COVID-19 worsens our digital divide" :: Fierce

"Rural Development COVID-19 Response" :: USDA

"Coronavirus and the Future of Telemedicine" :: Wired

"Partners Healthcare, the City of Boston, and the state of Massachusetts created Boston Hope, a 1,000-bed field hospital with a telehealth-driven hybrid wired/wireless infrastructure – in just seven days" :: Gigabit Nation

Google Fiber:  "Helping our communities connect in a time of isolation" :: Google Fiber Blog

"Broadband access needs to be viewed as a utility little different from water or electricity or gas. It needs to be as accessible as the sidewalks that connect us to our schools and jobs and banks.  Maybe it took a pandemic to bring the reality of that home. Let’s hope that isn’t a lesson that gets forgotten when the lockdowns are lifted." :: West Pa. Tribune-Review

"AT&T gave FCC false broadband-coverage data in parts of 20 states -- AT&T corrects mistake, admitting it offers no broadband in 3,600 census blocks." :: Ars Technica

WIRELESS

"Tools to Manage Wireless Siting in a Crisis and Move Application Processes Online" :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Verizon is still on track to have 60 cities with 5G coverage by the end of 2020" :: PhoneArena

"Wave7 Research has been highly skeptical about 5G, which we consider to be overhyped. Fixed wireless for home and business broadband is a completely different matter." :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"More Than Half of Homes Won’t Have Cable by 2022" :: Cord Cutters News

"Sports rights are expected to go higher in the next three years despite pressure from COVID-19, possibly driving increased retransmission-consent fees and pushing poorer homes out of the pay TV bundle" :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS

"Predictions for a Post-Covid-19 World" :: POTs and PANs

"Is Coronavirus a Catalyst for Telecommuting to City Hall?" :: Government Technology

"Local Governments Are Hard to Find as Coronavirus Ends Public Meetings" :: Wall Street Journal

"No, the Internet Is Not Good Again" :: The Atlantic

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