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January 20, 2021

BROADBAND

Keller and Heckman's overview of broadband funding opportunities in the recent COVID-19 Relief Act :: Keller and Heckman LLP

"How One Minnesota County [Le Sueur] Got on Track to Become Most Connected in State" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden [NY]" :: FingerLakes1.com :: Tompkins Weekly

Municipal FTTH in Beckett, Mass. :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Arkansas Bill Could Remove Almost All Barriers to Municipal Broadband" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Fiber-to-the-home is making it to more of New Hampshire" :: Granite Geek

"The Biden Agenda: "Internet regulation takes on greater urgency as pandemic highlights digital divide" :: Washington Post

"The Senate Republicans’ gambit to deadlock the FCC failed" :: Daily Dot

FCC releases 2021 Broadband Deployment Report, says "digital divide is rapidly closing" :: FCC

"FCC Excludes Schools, Libraries, Healthcare Providers from New Broadband Maps" :: SHLB

"Congress Asks FCC to Thoroughly Vet RDOF Winners, Warning of Long-Term Risks" :: Telecompetitor

"Charter, (Spectrum) Altice (Optimum) and Verizon’s FiOS Cable TV Franchises Expired in New York City. Do Not Renew but Investigate — Finally." :: Bruce Kushnick

Frontier restructuring approved by FCC, expects to exit bankruptcy soon :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"How can wireless help close the U.S. digital divide?" :: FierceWireless

"'We’ve been getting ready for the big 5G buildout for years. It really got rolling last year, but now it’s got the momentum we need to invest in,' CNBC’s Jim Cramer said." :: CNBC

"5G is still in a holding pattern.  Users and operators are waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage." :: Light Reading

"5G Rivals Face an $81 Billion Tab After Spectrum Buying Spree -- AT&T, Verizon expected to turn to bond markets and banks to finance bids in record-setting FCC airwaves auction" :: Wall Street Journal

VIDEO

"Locast Touts 2.3 Million Registered Users" :: NextTV

OTHER NEWS

"The South’s Communication Infrastructure Can’t Withstand Climate Change" :: Inside Climate News

"The Politicization of the FCC" :: POTs and PANs

2020 Universal Service Monitoring Report :: FCC

"Struggling Local Governments May Get Help From the Private Sector - As their fiscal woes become worse, some government officials are looking more closely at public-private partnerships as a way to jump-start their economies." :: New York Times

Communications infrastructure contractors seek to be included among frontline essential workers, for COVID vaccine prioritization :: Broadcasting & Cable

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