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September 21, 2020

BROADBAND

Op-ed:  "After dealing with Comcast during Covid-19, it's time for Baltimore to consider municipal internet" ::  Baltimore Business Journal (sub. req'd)

Vermont's Communications Union Districts call for changes to federal law:  "'It’s wonderful to think about the notion that we should be running like an electric utility ... But until there’s some federal legislative action that permits that to happen … we have to function much more like a profit-making business without any profits below the line.'" :: VT Digger

"In the city of Fullerton, California (pop. 140,000), privately owned infrastructure builder and operator SiFi Networks has turned on the first section of what will be a city-wide, open access Fiber-to-the-Home network. The project makes Fullerton SiFi’s first FiberCity — a privately built, financed, and operated open access network it plans to duplicate in more cities across the country in the future." :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Give NYC universal broadband now" :: NY Daily News

"Key Legal Issues Affecting Community Broadband Initiatives" -- online session from Broadband Communities conference, Wednesday at  12:30 CT, with Sean Stokes, Nancy Werner, Casey Lide :: Broadband Communities

"Internet for All Seattle Report" (88 p. report) :: City of Seattle

"The US needs a broadband reboot" :: The Hill

"The Farms of the Future Hinge on High-Speed Internet" :: Government Technology

"Reports of Google Fiber's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" :: Motley Fool

"Will Cable Companies Ignore Pleas for Faster Uploads?" :: POTs and PANs

"Comcast says that a broadband reseller illegally sold Comcast Internet service in residential buildings in the Denver area and has terminated the connections to those buildings." :: Ars Technica

"California Defends its Net Neutrality Law" :: Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

"More spectrum the key to DOCSIS 4.0" :: Light Reading

WIRELESS

"Starry eyes single-family homes" :: Light Reading

"Cincinnati Bell CBRS Winnings Will Support Broadband Network Expansion with Fixed Wireless" :: Telecompetitor

"Comcast will roll out over 1,000 Wi-Fi zones in community centers" :: CNET

VIDEO

"Ugly Legacy Pay-TV Realities Emerge for Streaming Industry in the Form of Streaming TV Blackouts" :: Telecompetitor

OTHER NEWS

"On Sept 17, the House Communications Subcommittee held the hearing 'Trump FCC: Four Years of Lost Opportunities.'" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

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