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February 18, 2021

BROADBAND

House GOP leaders unveil broadband agenda consisting of 28 separate acts, many focused on permitting; also would "limit[] government-run networks throughout the country" :: House E&C Republicans :: Telecompetitor

"Chattanooga Built Its Own Broadband Network. Now It's The Top Ranked 'Work From Home' City In The US" :: TechDirt

"Construction Begins on DayNet, the City of Dayton Texas' Citywide Fiber To The Home Broadband Network" :: Press release

"In Rural Texas, Internet Access Is An Economic Development Issue" :: Texas Standard

"State Laws Restricting Community Broadband Are Hurting US Communities During The Pandemic" :: TechDirt

Massachusetts:  "Broadband concerns put private providers in spotlight" :: Berkshire Eagle

"New Legislation Looking to Kill Municipal Broadband in Iowa (again)" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

More Iowa:  "The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved the framework and platform for Gov.  Kim Reynolds'  priority to deliver $450 million over three years for grants to companies applying for state money to extend broadband service to underserved areas." :: The Gazette

Colorado state grant "is helping the city of Longmont, Colo., expand broadband Internet service to K-12 students" :: Government Technology

Vermont:  "Lawmakers estimate that 60,000 addresses in the state have no access to decent internet." :: VTDigger

"Governors Start 2021 By Expanding Access To Broadband" :: National Governors Association

"States Get Serious About Broadband Funding" :: POTs and PANs

"Republicans say that providing additional money for remote learning through the FCC [via E-Rate] would slow down the reopening of schools" :: Roll Call

"A good test case for Biden's broadband plan: Appalachia's digital divide" :: CNET

Wireless industry praises House committee passage of $7.2B Emergency Connectivity Fund :: FierceWireless

FCC launches new Broadband Data Task Force :: FCC

FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program staff presentation :: FCC :: VICE

"How Good is Low-Income Broadband?" :: POTs and PANs

"Data Analytics Can Improve How We Design Broadband Strategies" :: Benton Foundation for Internet & Society 

WIRELESS

"Dish strikes deals for 4K more towers in 5G network build" :: FierceWireless

"I’ve Seen the 5G Future. So Far, I’m Not Impressed." :: Wall Street Journal

OTHER NEWS

"Let’s Bring Telecom Manufacturing Back to the US" :: POTs and PANs

"Pressure Builds to Name Permanent FCC Chair" :: Broadcasting & Cable


 

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