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August 27, 2020

BROADBAND

"State Broadband Policy: Impacts on Availabililty":  "We find that state-level funding programs increase general broadband availability by 1–2 percentage points.  We find that municipal/cooperative restrictions decrease general broadband availability by 3 percentage points." :: Telecommunications Policy

"How Cities Can Close Digital Divides During Covid — If State Law Doesn’t Stand in the Way" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Lawmakers: Broadband access most important issue facing Alabama" :: Alabama Political Reporter

Elkhart County, IN "Mulls Extension of Fiber Network to Residents" -- "Homeowners would pay to have fiber access installed and a fee to lease it on top of the fee to subscribe for Internet service through service providers. Monday’s resolution includes an initial pricing model that sets a circuit lease at $20 a month." :: Goshen News

"Consolidated Public Private Partnerships Will Underlie New Hampshire Fiber Networks" :: Telecompetitor

"South Carolina Co-Op [Tri-County Electric Cooperative] Plans $50M Broadband Expansion" :: Times and Democrat

"The biggest problem with Connexion, the city of Fort Collins' broadband service, is that the deployment wasn't further along before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Demand for Connexion has risen dramatically since COVID. With demand comes revenue with a short delay while they hook folks up." :: Coloradoan

"Remote education is forcing the U.S. to confront the digital divide" :: Fast Company

"School is starting -- and the broadband gap will be a massive problem" :: CNET

"As Colorado Schools Reopen, Thousands Of Students Still Don’t Have Reliable Internet" :: CPR

"Case Study:  How Chicago is Providing High-Speed Internet Access to Students who Need it the Most" :: DigitalBridge

"Is Open Access the Future?" (podcast) :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Gaming and Broadband Demand" :: POTs and PANs

Internet outages persist in New York from Tropical Storm Isaias hit on August 4 :: NewsDay

"Overcharged America: Solve the Digital Divide by Halting Billions in Cross-Subsidies" (Bruce Kushnick) :: Medium

WIRELESS

CBRS auction wraps up; yields $4.5B+  :: Network World :: Telecompetitor

"WISPA survey: COVID-19 pushes fixed wireless delivery network upgrades" :: FierceWireless

"U.S. 5G speeds slump as other countries leap ahead" :: VentureBeat

Internet of Things:  Bipartisan legislation would "direct[] the FCC to inventory the spectrum landscape and, generally, avoiding breaking up IoT into regulatory silos." :: NextTV

"President calls for a 'national' 5G network" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"Watch Out Cable: 42% of Consumers Plan to Cancel Their TV Subscription" :: Cord Cutters News

"It's go time for DOCSIS 4.0" :: Light Reading

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