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January 22, 2021

BROADBAND

Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC Chair :: NBCNews :: FierceWireless :: Ars Technica

Acting NTIA chief: Evelyn Remaley :: NTIA

Acting FTC Chair:  Rebecca Kelly Slaughter :: FTC

"Biden's (Acting) Team Broadband" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

WaPo Editorial Board:  "Here’s what Biden can do right now to get more Americans on the Internet" :: Washington Post

"How to Revive the FCC’s Lifeline Program:  A Blueprint to Build Back Better After Four Years of Neglect and Regulatory War" :: Open Technology Institute

Arkansas:  Senate panel approves bill to allow cities to provide broadband infrastructure -- "The bill won’t allow municipal broadband operation, but will allow cities to issue bonds to build infrastructure for broadband. Once built, the equipment could be leased to private providers." :: Arkansas Times :: Daily Guard

"UTOPIA reports banner growth for 2020" :: Standard-Examiner

"The State of Broadband in America, Q4 2020" :: BroadbandNow

FCC says 25/3 Mbps fixed service is "advanced telecommunications capability" -- "How come? Because the FCC feels that’s as much as it’s required to do by law: 'We conclude that fixed services with speeds of 25/3 Mbps continue to meet the statutory definition of advanced telecommunications capability; that is, such services ‘enable[] users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications.’” :: The Verge :: Ars Technica

"The Legacy of the Pai FCC" :: POTs and PANs

"6 times outgoing FCC chairman Ajit Pai made the internet worse" :: PC Gamer

Alphabet shutting down Loon :: The Verge :: New York Times

"SpaceX surpasses 1,000-satellite mark in latest Starlink launch" :: SpaceNews

"Telehealth Adoption Report: 41% of Broadband Households Had a Remote Visit in 2020" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"AT&T scores fastest 5G network, Verizon’s availability drags down speed" :: FierceWireless

VIDEO

"The fight to make Netflix and Hulu pay cable fees -- A Georgia lawsuit is pushing to expand TV franchising rules" :: The Verge

"CBS expands streaming options for Super Bowl LV" :: Light Reading

OTHER NEWS

Gene Kimmelman resigns from Public Knowledge to join Justice Department :: Public Knowledge

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