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October 20, 2020

BROADBAND

"Legal Issues in Broadband Public-Private Partnerships: Finding a Private Partner" (Jim Baller) :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"Broadband from the Bottom Up: How Community Organizations Can Shape the Broadband Future" :: HR&A

US Ignite issues funding RFP for Project OVERCOME - "The goal of the OVERCOME project is to select, launch and oversee proof-of-concept efforts to deploy novel broadband technology solutions to both rural and urban underserved communities."; webinar Nov. 10, full proposals due Jan. 8 :: US Ignite

"Why Local Communities Should Pay Attention to the West Des Moines Broadband Project" :: CLIC

California developing broadband plan; EFF suggests:  "1. Prioritize local private and public options and de-emphasize reliance on large national ISPs tethered to 3 to 5 years return on investment formulas." :: EFF

Michigan considers Broadband Extension Act :: 9and10News

"Norfolk [Connecticut] looking at installing town broadband network" :: Winsted Phoenix

"Henry County, Tennessee Commits to Universal Broadband Access" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Broadband Funding Resource Guide" (from Craig Settles) :: ETI Software Solutions

"U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced he has submitted over 2,000 broadband speed tests to the Federal Communications Commission.  Senator Manchin says this proves the FCC’s broadband coverage maps are wrong and must be fixed before the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is distributed incorrectly." :: WSAZ

Sen. Shelley Capito (R-W.V.) pushes for rural broadband :: Fox News

"AT&T, FCC Abandon Rural Broadband Customers" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"The Regulatory Struggle to Maintain Copper Networks" :: POTs and PANs

"Remote learning is deepening the divide between rich and poor" :: Washington Post

WIRELESS

Virginia Tech, Google explore CBRS use cases :: FierceWireless

Ascension Parish, Louisiana finalizes small cell ordinance :: The Advocate

"COVID-19 fails to put brakes on 5G rollout" :: Light Reading

"Nextlink taps Nokia for CBRS deployment in rural U.S." :: FierceWireless

"NASA and Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia have announced plans to build a 4G cellular network on the moon. The system is on track to launch in 2022" :: Fast Company

VIDEO

"[A]nalysts are expecting a mixed third quarter [for cable industry], as video losses pick up and the torrid pace of high-speed data additions begins to slow." :: NextTV

OTHER NEWS

"What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230" :: Vox

"How Should States, Local Areas Prepare for Drone Deliveries?" :: Government Technology

 

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