June 11, 2020


Massachusetts:  "Chicopee’s Municipal Fiber Network Shows the Path to Success" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"WhipCity Fiber [Westfield Gas & Electric] Charges Forward in Westfield and Massachusetts Despite Pandemic" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Report: Rural Co-ops Can Close the Digital Divide" :: Daily Yonder

Update on Louisiana legislation enabling rural broadband from electric co-ops :: The Advocate

"America’s Broadband Moment: Creating a Broadband Competition Policy Agenda" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"Look Out for those Grant Gotchas" (re: North Carolina broadband grant program) :: POTs and PANs

Florida DOT to deploy broadband along new toll roads;  Sierra Club says to focus on broadband only :: WFSU

FCC adopts RDOF bidding procedures :: FCC

. . . "The [FCC] has reversed course on whether to let SpaceX and other satellite providers apply for rural-broadband funding as low-latency providers. ... The final order isn't public yet, but it's clear from statements by Pai and other commissioners that SpaceX and other LEO companies will be allowed to apply in the low-latency tier." :: Ars Technica

NTIA:  "[T]he data show that a persistent digital divide still exists based on income levels, age groups, and race, among other factors." NTIA

"Cable sets the stage for DOCSIS 4.0" :: Light Reading

"ISP Customer Satisfaction Increases but is Still Low" :: Telecompetitor


FCC adopts small cell modification Declaratory Ruling :: Declaratory Ruling and NPRM :: FierceWireless

"Wireless Mesh in a Concrete Jungle: How Community Networks Build Local Ties" (podcast) :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Watch Communications to Work With Electric Co-Ops on Microsoft Airband Projects" :: Telecompetitor

"Cox, Frontier, Cable One, Windstream, Consolidated, Others Join Major Wireless Carriers as CBRS 5G Auction Bidders" :: Telecompetitor

. . . "The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the CBRS auction" :: Light Reading

"FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling To Promote Broadcast Internet Services" :: FCC

"5G: everything you need to know -- How does 5G work — and what should you be worried about?" :: The Verge


"23% of vMVPD Subscribers Also Have Pay-TV" :: Telecompetitor


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