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September 29, 2020

BROADBAND

"Deploying unused fiber optics already in the ground may bridge the digital divide in Mississippi" :: Jackson Free Press

"Massachusetts Law To Remove Pole Attachment Fees For Muni Broadband Projects Stalled" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"New York lawmakers are pushing to repeal a controversial state broadband fee that’s disrupted several high-speed internet expansion projects across regions of rural upstate — especially as internet connectivity remains essential during the coronavirus pandemic.  The state Department of Transportation started charging fees this year to fiber-optic cable installers who build lines in a state-controlled highway right-of-way." :: The Daily News

"Broadband Grant and Dark Fiber Swap Equal a Win-Win for Janesville, Wisconsin" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Rural Broadband Valuations Remain High as Investors Move Down Market for New Opportunities" :: CoBank 

. . . "Investors are likely to have a high level of confidence in rural broadband investment because of strong broadband demand and a growing willingness on the part of policymakers to provide funding for rural broadband"  :: Telecompetitor

"Global Online Content Consumption Doubled In 2020" :: Forbes

"FCC – Please Focus on Upload Speeds" :: POTs and PANs

"The FCC Says It Is All About Closing the Digital Divide. How Is It Doing?" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting." :: Arizona Republic

Sen. Markey op-ed:  "The internet isn’t a luxury"; calls for E-Rate funds to connect students at home :: MassLive

"In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning" :: NPR

WIRELESS

"Update on the 5G Race":  "South Korea ... offers a cautionary tale about winning the 5G race. The country has deployed well over half of all of the 5G phones being used in the world. However, the South Korean cellular companies are showing no change in average revenue per user – people are not paying more for the 5G experience. And since the experience isn’t actually 5G – they shouldn’t." :: POTs and PANs

FCC outlines potential auctions for 2021 :: FCC

VIDEO

"Netflix Price Hike ‘Probable in the Near- to Mid-term,’ Analyst Says" :: Multichannel News

OTHER NEWS

"What FCC might look like under 2nd Trump term" :: S&P Global

"Experts say Biden's FCC would restore net neutrality, avoid price regulation" :: S&P Global

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