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October 1, 2020

BROADBAND

Town of Highlands, NC reposts broadband initiative RFP :: Town of Highlands

"Municipal Broadband. Is It An Answer To Worcester's [Mass.] Internet Challenges?" :: WGBH

"USDA Announces New Rural Broadband Grant Funding" -- Community Connect grant program application window closes Dec. 23 :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Choptank Electric to Bring Broadband to Maryland's Eastern Shore" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"West Virginia Quickly Builds Statewide Network for Students" -- "The concept was to allow any K-12 or college student the ability to use Wi-Fi from any access point within a network spread over the entire state. ... By Sept. 8, the state managed to set up about 850 locations that were ready for students." :: Government Technology

"AT&T took $283 million but didn’t deploy required broadband, Mississippi says -- Mississippi asks FCC to investigate AT&T’s 'pattern of submitting false data.'" :: Ars Technica

"Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes" (Gigi Sohn) :: Wired

"Are Cable Companies a Broadband Monopoly?" :: POTs and PANs

"Cox Pledges $60M to Bridge 'Digital Learning Gap,' Though Details are Sketchy" :: Telecompetitor

"The pandemic is speeding up the space internet race" :: Vox

"Cablelabs Makes Progress on 10G Standards for Cable Broadband" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"GOP Senators Ask President to Oppose Nationalizing 5G" :: NextTV :: Light Reading

"Dish’s 5G buildout revolves around wholesale vs. retail" :: FierceWireless

"Verizon debuts all-in-one 5G Home receiver, Wi-Fi router" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

FCC adopts Order eliminating requirement that cable operators provide 30 days’ advance notice to local franchising authorities of rate or service changes :: FCC

"Video strategies vary widely among indie operators" :: Light Reading

"Google Officially Rebrands Android TV as Google TV" :: NextTV

"YouTube TV Dropping Sinclair Sports Networks" :: Broadcasting & Cable

. . . "YouTube TV Is Losing Regional Sports Channels Because Cordcutting Is No Better Than Cable" :: Gizmodo

OTHER NEWS

"Telework is exacerbating global inequality" :: Axios

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