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August 19, 2020

BROADBAND

"San Antonio Leverages Its Fiber Infrastructure to Extend School Networks to 20,000 Students in Need" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

FairlawnGig (Fairlawn, Ohio) issues RFQ for fiber ring design/build; responses due Sept. 1 :: FairlawnGig

Estes Park, CO to begin construction of municipal fiber network downtown :: Trail Gazette

"Broadband Choice for Apartment Buildings" :: POTs and PANs

"Stacking subsidies may be the only way to get fiber to the home built in some of the most rural areas." :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Closing the digital divide requires a coalition on reform of the Universal Service Fund" :: The Hill

"How Increasing Broadband Competition Can Address the Adoption Gap" :: Voqal

"Despite subscribers' response to Verizon's 1-Gigabit service, the telco has no plans for offering the faster speed out of the current footprint." :: FierceTelecom

"America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse" :: The Atlantic

"Fuel the economic recovery by closing the great digital divide" :: The Hill

"Telehealth Is Here to Stay, But West Virginia Can’t Connect" :: Charleston Gazette

"California Governor Newsom's Broadband Plan Lays Important Foundation and Opens Possibilities" :: EFF :: TechWire

"New Mexico Lawmakers Examine Broadband Expansion Strategies" :: Albuquerque Journal

"FCC asks for more public input on whether to let Charter impose data caps" :: Ars Technica

"Irish National Broadband Plan gets a speed boost" :: Telecoms


"COVID-19 hasn't infected operators' capex plans" - "The fundamentals look really strong ... We should be entering a growth cycle," says Corning :: Light Reading

WIRELESS

"New 5G Rules Showing Impact in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin" -- "[L]ocal officials are grappling with a host of limitations — including fee caps, shorter timing windows, and rights of way exemptions — which outline clearly a problem more and more communities will face in the coming months and years." :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Dish is eyeing 5G monetization with dynamic pricing." :: FierceWireless

Google asks FCC for permission to test 6GHz wireless in 17 states :: Engadget

"CBRS spectrum auction heads for the home stretch" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"Cities [in Indiana] sue Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, claim they owe cable 'franchise fees' - Cities demand 5% of revenue, claim online video uses "public rights of way."; Harold Feld: "I find it extremely unlikely this lawsuit will prevail" :: Ars Technica :: Multichannel News


 

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