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May 12, 2020

BROADBAND

"The Michigan Moonshot:  Expanding Community Networks in Rural Michigan" - webinar series, etc. hosted by Merit Network :: Merit

"The Upload Crisis" :: POTs and PANs

"Alabama Considers Potential Avenues of Broadband Expansion" :: Montgomery Advertiser

"The Internet isn't broken — but its inequalities need to be fixed" (Vint Cerf, David Isenberg) :: The Hill

"Decoding the Digital Divide:  Part I: Internet performance and income" :: Fastly

Public-private partnerships as a solution for the digital divide :: Government Technology

"The broadband ‘homework gap’ is real. Missouri needs Washington’s help to close it" :: Kansas City Star

"FCC Ignoring Consumer Broadband Complaints" :: POTs and PANs

"Did the FCC Get the Right Answers on Broadband Deployment?" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"COVID-19 Is Exposing A Virulent Strain Of Broadband Market Failure Denialism" :: TechDirt

WIRELESS

"Residents outraged as more 5G antennas are approved in Pensacola" :: 3WEARTV

"Wi-Fi to the rescue as governments react to COVID pandemic -- Improvisation and partnerships are the name of the game" :: Network World

"Senators Are Calling On Comcast To Open Its 'Public Wifi' to the Public" :: Gizmodo :: Ars Technica

"COVID-19 may be accelerating 5G takeup and consumer embrace of the new technology, say Ericsson researchers." :: Light Reading

"Verizon Strategy is to Stay the Course Amid COVID-19 Pandemic" -- "While the pandemic might be expected to create deployment delays ... Verizon hasn’t changed key deployment targets" :: Telecompetitor

"Study Shows US 5G Is An Over-hyped Disappointment" :: TechDirt


VIDEO

"[T]he US pay-TV industry lost 2.15 million subscribers in Q1 2020, led by a record loss of 1.8 million subs among 'traditional' service providers (cable operators, satellite TV and telcos). That was paired by an imploding virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) sector (YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV, fuboTV, et al) that shed 341,000 subs in the period, versus a gain of 90,000 subs in the year-ago quarter." :: Light Reading

"Why pay your cable company a 'regional sports fee' when there are no games on?" :: Boston Globe

"TV Cord-Cutting Hits Record as Coronavirus Shuts Businesses" :: Wall Street Journal

"Shuttered restaurants, bars, hotels speed up TV cord-cutting even more" :: Ars Technica


 

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