August 25, 2020


Leyden [MA] Municipal Light Plant broadband project:  “We had 70 percent as a baseline figure, and I’m pleased to report 78 percent of households have signed up for services" :: Greenfield Recorder

"America’s Moral Obligation for Universal Broadband" :: Governing

FCC Form 477 due Sept. 1, applies to "facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users," etc :: FCC Form 477 page

"Federal grant awarded for broadband implementation in Franklin County [Maine]" -- "Our solution for the county recognizes the need to be a public/private partnership where towns share in the investment along with the internet service providers (ISPs)" :: Daily Bulldog

South Carolina: "Lakelands Areas in Need of Broadband Internet" :: Index-Journal

Delaware:  "[S]tate officials announced that $20 million in CARES Act funding is earmarked for high-speed internet expansion" :: Delaware State News

"For 2020 overall, the MoffettNathanson researchers expect to see telecom wireline business revenues decline by less than the 5% to 7% that the researchers initially forecast." :: Telecompetitor

"Data Usage Remains Robust in 2Q20" :: POTs and PANs

"A Resilient Internet" -- "In too many cases diverse routing using fiber is unavailable, is too expensive, or turns out to not be truly diverse. ISPs everywhere ought to take another look at mixing resilient wireless routing into their networks and as part of their service offerings." ::: POTs and PANs

"Pilot Project Brings Telehealth to Barbershops and Salons for Hypertension Screening" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Frontier Bankruptcy Plan Approved by Bankruptcy Court" :: Telecompetitor

"Activist hedge fund Elliott Management wants Crown Castle to sell the fiber business that it spent $11 billion building.  But some Wall Street analysts don't believe Crown Castle will do it." :: Light Reading


Sullivan County, NY set to launch county-wide wireless broadbvand program using county-owned towers; “'Sullivan County has long been of only mild interest to broadband providers ... So we’re stepping in to give the kind of Internet service our residents and businesses have to have. Without it, we will not be able to grow the County'" :: MidHudson News

Fixed wireless access "projected to grow dramatically, but it still has problems" :: FierceWireless

"COVID-19's Effect on Fixed Wireless Network Use" :: WISPA

"4G has years of growth ahead in emerging markets" :: Light Reading

"Free internet hotspot connections in rural communities in Western Mass extended until 2021" :: MassLive


"Cable operators are telling the FCC that retrans regulations should apply to carriage negotiations that include ancillary "broadcast internet" services." :: Multichannel News


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