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August 6, 2020

BROADBAND

"California South Bay Cities Finish Fiber Network, Look to Smart Traffic Applications" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Maryland Municipal Utility [Easton Utilities Commission] Granted $13.1M In ReConnect CARES Funding" :: Telecompetitor

"Rethinking Broadband Access in America Through Co-Ops" :: Grit Daily

"Lack of internet access puts ‘distance learning’ out of reach for many Tennessee children - One in 4 Tennesseans lack access to any internet service provider" -- "In Tennessee’s case, current state law prevents local government-owned electric utilities that offer internet access within their service area to expand beyond those geographical limits. 'Most states do not have laws that create a mechanism to retard local governments from moving forward,' with internet services, Baller said." :: Tennessee Lookout

"As remote learning continues, leaders say Kentucky needs a 'New Deal' for internet access" :: Courier Journal

"Broadband Policy, Deployment, and Access: Lessons for New York State" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Bloomington, IN:  "Results Of Digital Equity Study Will Inform City’s Plans For Better Broadband Access" :: WBIW

"If passed, [Senate legislation introduced by Sen. Graham (R-SC] would provide $10 billion to the Broadband Development Fund. Money would be used by states for “infrastructure development, providing free or reduced cost broadband service, community center improvements, and other applications.  Each state would receive a base allocation of $75 million, and additional funds would be distributed based on state population." :: News 2

"Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives Proposed to Link Minority Communities" :: Multichannel News

"Homework Gap Hits Communities of Color Harder" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"A new definition for broadband internet – increasing download speeds by fourfold to 100 Mbps and upload speeds by 8X to 25 Mbps – was proposed by BroadbandNow ... Currently, the FCC definition of broadband internet is a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds. The benchmark has not changed since 2015." :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Pai Lifeline Proposal: Recipients Should Get 4.5 GB Per Month, Not 11.75 GB" :: Telecompetitor

"Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety" :: Ars Technica

"An Update on LEO Satellites" :: POTs and PANs

"Is the Line Between Wireless and Wireline Blurring?" :: POTs and PANs

WIRELESS

"T-Mobile is dragging its feet with 5G buildout, tower cos warn" :: Light Reading

"Dish buys Ting Mobile to expand its wireless business - Former Ting parent Tucows will also help Dish manage its wireless back-end." :: Engadget :: Telecompetitor :: FierceWireless

"WISPs and schools take a fresh look at 2.5 GHz spectrum" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"With Broadband Domination Almost Complete, Comcast Now Turns Attention to Streaming" :: Telecompetitor

OTHER NEWS

"Donald Trump Trying to Control the FCC is a 'Disaster,' Says Sen. Ron Wyden" :: The Verge


 

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