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March 2, 2021


***K&H Telecom Webinar Series #2:   "How to Take Advantage of Recently Enacted Broadband Grant and Subsidy Programs, and What's on the Horizon" -- Thursday, March 4, 2 p.m. ET :: Webinar info and registration

FCC adopts rules for Emergency Broadband Benefit program :: Report and Order

. . . "The Emergency Broadband Benefit: Implementation and Future Policy Directions" :: Congressional Research Service

. . ."Introducing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

. . . FCC plans to open up EBB program to eligible households by April :: NextTV

WaPo Editorial Board:  "A smart use for $50 billion of Covid relief funds [allocated to state and local government relief]: Broadband" :: Washington Post

"How coronavirus stimulus funds helped one state create a 'broadband miracle':  Mississippi could become a broadband giant." :: CNET

Ohio's $210M broadband grant legislation moves forward :: WTOV

'Improving Broadband Access Does Double Duty for Biden’s Top Priorities" :: Bloomberg Law

"Republican Broadband Agenda Would Preempt Local Authority and Ban Municipal Networks" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Profile of Grant County (WA) Public Utility District's open access fiber network :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Baltimore is working to tackle broadband accessibility by creating the role of director of broadband and digital equity as a part of the mayor’s executive team. The role will be the first of its kind in the city and among the first in any mayor’s offices across the nation. ... The director, who will be hired within a month, will be tasked with exploring the possibility of establishing a public municipal broadband system to address the more than 60,000 households in Baltimore without Internet access." :: Daily Record

Lafayette's LUS Fiber receives $3.1M EDA grant :: Telecompetitor

2019 Digital Divide Index :: Purdue University

"Report: Starlink Looks Very Promising for  Rural Broadband" :: Telecompetitor

"ERIC RDOF Winner Group Wants to Review Applications for Allegedly Dodgy Winning Bids" :: Telecompetitor

"Why Do We Assume Cable Broadband is Always Good?" :: POTs and PANs

"Why We Need Broadband Regulation" :: POTs and PANs

"State Net Neutrality Laws May Lead to Federal Legislation" :: K&H Beyond Telecom Law Blog

"Can California’s Net Neutrality Law Make a Fairer Internet?" :: Government Technology

"The average U.S. broadband subscriber will use 600 GB - 650 GB of data per month by the end of 2021" :: NextTV

Form 477 filing interface open, March 15 filing deadline for data as of December 31, 2020 :: FCC


"Why Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile just spent $80 billion in an auction, and what it will mean for 5G" :: MarketWatch

"Feel Like Your 5G Network Is Slower Than Promised? You Aren’t Just Imagining It" :: Forbes


"MobiTV Files for Bankruptcy, Will Undergo Restructuring" :: Telecompetitor

. . . "It turns out the $15.5 million loan MobiTV is receiving to see it through while it seeks to  restructure for sale in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection comes from its biggest customer, T-Mobile." :: NextTV

WideOpen West "expects to lose more than half its pay-TV base" :: Light Reading

"Altice USA CEO says cable TV will die and broadband and wireless companies should merge" :: CNBC :: Light Reading


Prospects for infrastructure legislation :: New York Times


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