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September 9, 2020

BROADBAND

"What a Lack of Broadband Telehealth is Doing to Western North Carolina" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Some Mississippians quoted thousands for broadband construction costs in rural areas" :: WLOX

South Carolina:  "More than $50 million worth of broadband expansion projects will start this month in 23 counties around the state" :: The State

"Traverse City [MI] commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lend $800,000 in economic development funds to the city-owned utility to boost its plans to bring internet with up to gigabit speeds across a bigger swath of the city than originally planned." :: Record-Eagle

"West Des Moines is Building a Citywide Conduit System and Google Fiber is First in the Door" (podcast) :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

AT&T:  "A Game Plan to—Finally—Connect Every American to Broadband" -- "Market forces and private companies can’t do it alone because of the lack of return on the significant investment necessary to reach all Americans." :: Politico

"Who's Chasing RDOF Grants?" :: POTs and PANs

"Western Governors Take a Stance on Broadband" :: POTs and PANs

"FCC chairman cited false broadband data in spite of warnings" :: Engadget

. . . “The FCC should fine itself”: Pai relied on ISP’s impossible deployment claims." :: Ars Technica

"Rural voices begin standing up for infrastructure needs" :: Inforum

"How to Make Telehealth More Permanent After COVID-19" :: Brookings

"[C]ity and county CIOs are well-poised to help overcome the realities of digital inequity exposed by the pandemic." :: Government Technology

WIRELESS

"The 5G lie: The network of the future is still slow" :: Washington Post

5G: "Hazy predictions start to coalesce around some concrete realities." :: Ars Technica

"[W]e drove to 26 US cities to see if 5G lives up to the hype. The answer: Not quite yet." :: PC Magazine

"US earns participation medal in the race to 5G" :: Light Reading

More on Sullivan County, NY plans for rural county-wide wireless :: Times Herald-Record

"[T]he location with the most expensive proportional bids [in the CBRS auction] wasn't New York or Los Angeles. It wasn't Houston or Phoenix, or another big city where network operators typically battle over licensed spectrum ownership.  It was Loving, Texas, population 82 (according to the last census). ... What is so valuable about the licenses in Loving?  'It speaks to the fact that the revenue opportunity in Loving is tied to machines using the spectrum (oil & gas), not people'" :: Light Reading

"FCC estimates it'll cost carriers $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE hardware - 'Rip and replace' measures have put small carriers in a bind." :: Engadget :: Telecompetitor

"Qualcomm’s Founder On Why the US Doesn’t Have Its Own Huawei" :: Wired

VIDEO

"Cord-Cutting Accelerates, Now 37% of Broadband Households" :: Telecompetitor

RIP, CableCARD :: FCC Report and Order

OTHER NEWS

"Payment Methods and Procedures for FY 2020 Regulatory Fees" :: FCC

Sens. Wicker, Graham and Blackburn introduce legislation to modify Section 230 :: U.S. Senate Commerce Committee

"Drones Have Earned Their Place in Small-Town Wisconsin" :: Government Technology

"Unlimited Information Is Transforming Society" :: Scientific American

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