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March 25, 2021


"Broadband Public/Private Partnerships are Working in North Carolina" :: Coalition for Local Internet Choice

"Eight New Hampshire Towns to Partner with Consolidated Communications on Fiber Internet" :: Yahoo Finance

Q&A with Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City’s new director of broadband and digital equity:  "[W]e are beyond studies and reports. We are in the action phase." :: Technical.ly

"How 4 Cities Are Trying to Close the Digital Divide -- Sacramento, Calif., Chattanooga, Tenn., Houston and Philadelphia are taking a variety of approaches to get residents access to critically needed broadband service." :: StateTech

"Partisan Fights Loom Over Broadband Talks" -- "It’s not yet certain whether Democrats will try to use a tool like budget reconciliation to jam through these broadband infrastructure ambitions (that tool, as with the pandemic relief, would let them do so without GOP backing). If they don’t, Monday's tensions could mean serious negotiation is in order to yield a bipartisan package that could clear both chambers." :: Politico

"American Rescue Plan includes historic broadband investment for Maine" (Sen. Angus King, I-ME) :: Bangor Daily News

. . . "Maine Earmarks $120M in Federal Funding for Broadband" :: Bangor Daily News

"This is Going to be the Largest Fiber Investment Year in History (Podcast)" :: Telecompetitor

"U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Eliminate the Digital Divide Act, to distribute $10 billion to states to build out broadband infrastructure in unserved areas." :: U.S. Senate

NCTA:  "Getting Broadband Infrastructure Programs Right" :: NCTA

"Jeffries analyst says rural broadband market is ripe for investment" :: FierceTelecom

ITIF:  "Federal subsidies could bridge that [rural broadband] gap if they are carefully targeted through a reverse-auction program that leverages economies of scale by encouraging large providers to participate." :: ITIF

"Comcast has announced it is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years, to help low-income families close the digital divide." :: WebProNews

NTIA announces 2021 broadband grants programs webinar series, April - July :: BroadbandUSA

NDIA launches Emergency Broadband Benefit program webpage :: NDIA

"FCC's RDOF Auction Dissected" :: Broadband Communities Magazine

"Largest RDOF Winner, LTD Broadband, Takes Heat From State [Minnesota and Iowa] Telecom Associations at the FCC" :: Telecompetitor :: FierceTelecom

"The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is working to create a public-private partnership between various stakeholders to develop a virtual twin of the City of Westminster as the next evolution of the city’s fiber infrastructure to enable Autonomous and Smart City technologies."; ribbon cutting May 1 :: MAGIC


"WISPA: Path to Gigabit Plan Could Reduce Rural Broadband Subsidies" :: Telecompetitor

. . . "WISPA wants 200 MHz allocated to close digital divide" :: FierceWireless

FCC report to Congress:  "Study On Emergency 911 Access To Wi-Fi Access Points And Spectrum For Unlicensed Devices When Mobile Service Is Unavailable" :: FCC


"Pandemic-Powered Streaming Boost Could Be New Normal" :: NextTV


"How Nokia plans to establish a 4G network on the Moon" :: FierceWireless


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