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September 2, 2020

BROADBAND

"The Wisconsin Public Service Commission announced Tuesday $24 million in funding is available to expand high-speed broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas across the state." :: WMTV

Tennessee:  "Gov. Lee Announces $61 Million in Emergency Broadband Grants" :: TN Office of the Governor

. . . "Tennessee More than Doubles Funding for Broadband Improvements" :: Telecompetitor

Electric co-op and telephone co-op partner to bring gigabit service to rural Kentucky :: Beechtree News

City of Champaign, IL provides free Internet for distance learning :: City of Champaign

"State broadband policies make a difference, a new report says. In particular, residents of states that have their own broadband funding programs did better. And in states that restrict municipal broadband, residents fared worse." :: Daily Yonder

FCC releases RDOF short form application status:  121 deeemed complete, 384 incomplete ::  FCC Public Notice

. . . "RDOF creates opportunity for CPE vendors, community ISPs" :: FierceTelecom

. . . "Verizon, SpaceX, CenturyLink, Charter among FCC's RDOF bidders" :: Light Reading :: Telecompetitor

"The Digital Divide May Be News, But It’s Not New" (Larry Irving) :: Morning Consult

"Digital Divide Underscores Inequity in Urban North Carolina" -- "Unlike rural parts of the state, which simply don’t have access to high-speed Internet service, urban areas have many options. Providers have laid the infrastructure, but the average monthly cost is too steep for some." :: Gaston Gazette

"Exiting bankruptcy, Frontier looks to challenge cable" :: Light Reading

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Broadband (But Were Afraid To Ask)" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

WIRELESS

Dayton, OH plans to use CARES Act funding for municipal wireless :: Dayton Daily News

"Spectrum Sharing: An Emerging Success" :: NTIA

FCC denies stay request from ACA Connects of the lump sum election deadline under the 3.7 GHz Report and Order :: FCC

VIDEO

"Streaming Is 1st Choice for 50% of Viewers; What Happens Now?" -- "We have been predicting this new era for the past 10 years or so, but it seems that the massive change is finally underway" :: NextTV

"Local TV Stations Team Up to Launch Streaming Service" - "VUit, an ad-supported platform, offers access to over 200 local channels" :: Wall Street Journal

OTHER NEWS

"Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?" :: POTs and PANs

"FCC, HHS, and USDA Team Up for Rural Telehealth Initiative" :: FCC

Register for Broadband Communities Virtual Summit, Sept. 22-24 :: Broadband Communities

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