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February 5, 2021

BROADBAND

Editorial Board:  "Here's How Comcast Could Be A Better Community Partner in Baltimore" -- "If City Council members and advocates are tired of battling with Comcast, perhaps it is time to look seriously at bringing other players to the market or even exploring the benefits of a municipal broadband system, or one run by the city. While these systems can be complicated to run, the benefits are that they tend to create greater choice over broadband service, which results in better prices and in many cases a smaller digital divide.' :: Baltimore Sun

Boston:  "Mayoral Candidate Wu Eyes City-Owned Broadband Network" :: Boston Globe

"Escambia County [FL] may create its own broadband network" :: Pensacola News Journal

"Building Indigenous Future Zones: Four Tribal Broadband Case Studies" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"CARES Money for Broadband: Insights Gained from County Projects" :: Government Technology

"West Virginia finally has a state office dedicated to broadband" :: Register-Herald

"Misconceptions of Title II Regulation" :: POTs and PANs

Rural broadband coalition letter to Acting Chair Rosenworcel calls for new FCC Broadband Deployment Report :: Broadband Connects America

"Providing Free and Affordable Broadband for All in Illinois" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

N.J. digital divide down to 400 students who don’t have access to a computer or internet connection, says Governor :: NJ.com

More on NRECA RDOF comments:  "Rural Electric Co-ops Question Viability of Winning RDOF Bids, Worry RDOF May Have Opposite Effect of Intention" :: Telecompetitor

"Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers" :: Washington Post

"Comcast’s Dodgy Data-Cap" :: netBlazr

"Operators debate whether to stick with DOCSIS or upgrade to FTTP" :: Light Reading

"AT&T customer since 1960 buys WSJ print ad to complain of slow speeds -- Open letter to CEO asks why AT&T left DSL areas with shoddy Internet access." :: Ars Technica

National Verifier Year in Review :: USAC

WIRELESS

"The great 5G land grab gets complicated -- One of the nation's biggest cell tower owners [SBA Communications] announced this week it would spend almost $1 billion for access to thousands of [PG&E] utility structures across California." :: Light Reading  :: FierceWireless

"Verizon escalates interoperability battle with AT&T, FirstNet, others" :: Light Reading

OTHER NEWS

"Is ‘Smart City’ a Euphemism for ‘Plain Old Surveillance’?" :: Government Technology

"Washington State Takes Another Run at Online Privacy Rules" :: Government Technology

 

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