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November 23, 2020

BROADBAND

"Biden, top Democrats lay groundwork for multibillion-dollar push to boost U.S. broadband" :: Washington Post

"Webinar: Getting the Broadband That Your Community Wants - Factors in Deciding to Build it Yourselves" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Not Ready to Build? Be Broadband Ready.' A town may not be ready to take the plunge on building a network, but there are steps it can take to attract private investment." :: Broadband Communities

"About 1,530,000 Added Broadband in 3Q 2020 - The Most Quarterly Broadband Additions Since 1Q 2009" :: Leichtman Research Group :: POTs and PANs

"What 2020 Taught Us About Broadband" (Jonathan Sallet) :: Benton Foundation for Internet & Society

"10 Years Of U.S. Broadband Policy Has Been A Colossal Failure" :: TechDirt

RDOF auction winding down :: Telecompetitor

"The Cost of Connectivity in the Navajo Nation" :: Open Technology Institute

A call for rural broadband vouchers, from Mercatus Center :: Bloomberg Law

"AT&T CFO: Fiber is a three-for-one revenue opportunity" :: FierceTelecom

Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network releases COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force Report and Recommendations :: Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council

"Coronavirus Accelerated Funding for Broadband, Now Partnerships Need to Catch Up" :: Daily Yonder

WIRELESS

City of Columbus, OH deploying CBRS and mmW for urban low-income Internet access: "Tapping into city-owned fiber optic lines that are used to connect police substations, fire stations, traffic lights, data centers and other city operations, the new high-speed links will attempt to substantially undercut the roughly $50 to $60 a month cost of basic high-speed internet service from private providers."  :: Columbus Dispatch

"T-Mobile Sues San Francisco For Delaying 5G Upgrades" :: Law360 (sub. req'd) :: Light Reading

"Report: 5G Upload Speeds Face Challenges, Phone Does the Heavy Lifting" :: Telecompetitor

"Quantifying the US Urban 5G Experience: Understanding mmWave 5G" :: OpenSignal

"The FCC has ruled that Dish improperly received $3.3 billion in discounts on spectrum licenses. ... If true, Dish may have to relinquish $3.3 billion worth of spectrum." :: Light Reading

VIDEO

Comcast sues Beaverton, OR over right-of-way fees derived from Internet and phone service :: OregonLive

"Traditional US pay-TV providers lost about 1.45 million subscribers in Q3 2020, marking the ninth-consecutive quarter with losses of 1 million-plus subscribers.... Thanks to the addition of an estimated 1.48 million vMVPD subs, though, the aggregate US pay-TV market actually added 31,000 subs in the period" :: Light Reading

FCC adopts procedural changes relating to program carriage disputes :: FCC Report and Order

OTHER NEWS

San Jose and Chattanooga only two U.S. cities among 36 global cities invited to participate in G20 smart city pioneer project :: SmartCitiesDive

"The Biden Administration Could Be Good for Smart Cities" :: Government Technology

Congress passes "Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act"; heads to President's desk :: FCW

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