September 17, 2020


"Windstream and Colquitt Electric Membership Corporation announced that the two entities will work together to expand fiber optic Internet access throughout the electric co-op’s service territory in rural south Georgia." :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Under Kentucky law, regulated cooperatives, like Kenergy, can only borrow money to provide electricity — not for other services, like broadband. This summer, Kenergy sent a waiver application to the Public Service Commission. If the waiver is approved, it will allow Kenergy to borrow money to create a subsidiary ... that would provide broadband services to its members in unserved areas." :: WPSD

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "Rural America needs broadband to survive" :: Wilmington News Journal

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX):  "To continue essential education, we must bridge the digital divide" :: Statesman

"AT&T CEO: More fiber is the company's top-priority" :: FierceTelecom

"Google's new 2 Gig fiber Internet service costs $100 per month" :: TechSpot
"Google Fiber's 2-Gig move pressures cable to upgrade upstream" :: Broadband World News

"Big Broadband Growth in the Second Quarter" :: POTs and PANs

"The Reverse Donut" -- "I’m already starting to see some of the consequences of what happens when rural areas get fiber but the towns in a county don’t. I’ve been referring to this phenomenon as the reverse donut, where all of the rural areas around a county seat or mid-sized rural town have fiber but the town doesn’t." :: POTs and PANs

"The broadband industry steps up to connect students when the FCC will not" (Tom Wheeler) :: Brookings

"California’s bid to impose net neutrality on wireless companies faces long odds" :: American Enterprise Institute

"2020 Broadband Pricing Index" :: USTelecom

"Comcast Chief Bullish on Broadband Growth" :: Variety

"FCC Opens Second E-Rate Application Window for Funding Year 2020" -- Second funding year 2020 filing window opening to allow schools to request additional E-Rate funding specifically to address increased on-campus bandwidth needs :: FCC

. . . "Second E-rate Filing Window Eases Remote Learning Burden on School Networks" :: SHLB

"There’s a lot of money for networks and communities in the transformation of health care." :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"A timeline of telehealth support from the federal government during the pandemic" :: Becker's Hospital Review

"Why hoteliers should consider Fiber to the Room technology" :: Hotel Management


"Comcast CEO outlines 3-tier mobile strategy" :: FierceWireless


In first-ever retrans consent fines, FCC affirms $9M+ forfeiture against 18 broadcast stations with Sinclair ties for failing to negotiate retransmission consent in good faith :: Multichannel News :: Radio+Television Business Report :: Link to FCC decision


"Senate Commerce to Revisit National Privacy Legislation" :: Multichannel News

Trump nominates Nathan Simington to replace Michael O'Rielly :: Multichannel News

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