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March 30, 2021

BROADBAND

K&H Telecom Webinar Series, Episode #4:  "Public-Private Broadband Partnerships" - Thursday, April 1, 2 p.m. :: Keller & Heckman

"Latest Broadband Public Private Partnership Will Bring Fiber to Every Address in Kentucky County" -- "Cincinnati Bell has inked a broadband public private partnership deal with Boone County in Kentucky, which is a part of suburban Cincinnati. The $43.6 million deal will expand gigabit capable fiber to 40K addresses." :: Telecompetitor

"Four strategic steps your community can take now to prepare for NTIA’s new broadband grant programs" :: CTC Technology & Energy

"Knoxville Knocking on Door to be Tennessee’s Next Gig City" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Fairhaven [MA] town meeting will consider an article proposed by the Broadband Study Committee that will give the town authority to build its own cable and internet infrastructure." :: South Coast Today

Residents push for broadband cooperative in W. Va :: WDVM

"Community Broadband Legislation Roundup – March 29, 2021" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Facebook lays fiber across the entire state of Indiana" -- "Facebook is laying fiber across the width of Indiana to connect a couple of its own data centers, and it will lease excess capacity on the fiber to telcos or other providers that are interested." :: FierceTelecom :: Telecompetitor

"[T]he calls to define broadband as a connection offering symmetric, 100 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload bandwidth (100/100) are arbitrary, with no evidence supporting these numbers." :: Technology Policy Institute

"Broadband as Civic Infrastructure:  Community Empowerment, Equity and a Digital New Deal" :: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

"To build lasting digital equity, look to communities" :: The Hill

USTelecom:  "Who Should Pay for Universal Broadband Connectivity?  The Universal Service Fund is currently on an unsustainable financial path" :: NextTV

"States' COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay for Infrastructure" (including broadband) :: Government Technology

Michigan House passes bill to "exempt or defer select companies from paying personal property taxes on equipment for broadband access." :: AP

"Defining Broadband for the 21st Century" :: AT&T Public Policy Blog

. . . "AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough - AT&T admits fiber is most 'future-proof' but wants US to fund slower networks." :: Ars Technica

380+ ISP applications for Emergency Broadband Benefit program :: StateScoop

"What Will the FCC Do Next with Lifeline?" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

"No, California Net Neutrality Law Did Not 'Nail' Veterans — Carriers Are Using Vets as Pawns." (Harold Feld) :: Tales of the Sausage Factory

"Report: Communities Responding to Natural Disasters Through Network Resilience" -- "It is time for federal entities to prioritize network resilience planning." :: Next Century Cities

WIRELESS

"AT&T to Biden: Don't leave 5G out of infrastructure spending frenzy" :: Light Reading

FCC seeks comment on network resiliency of mobile wireless providers :: FCC

"GeoLinks to test Tarana's fixed wireless tech" in California :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"T-Mobile’s decision to shut down its Tvision linear TV service just five months after launch may be cited as the canary in the coal mine, signaling an even more rapid decline for traditional linear pay TV than we’ve come to expect." :: NextTV

"Cord Cutting Continue 4Q 2020" :: POTs and PANs

OTHER NEWS

"Burning tree cuts broadband internet service to six towns in western Mass." :: Berkshire Eagle

"Rebuilding for the vast scope of FCC responsibilities" (Tom Wheeler) :: Brookings

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