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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Industry News – 1-31-20

Yesterday, the FCC approved the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (Commissioners Rosenworcel and Starks dissenting in part), with an accompanying news release saying that the first phase of the fund will begin later this year and devote $16 billion to census blocks unserved with fixed broadband at the 25/3 Mbps speed. A release from […]


Industry News – 1-24-20

The nation’s largest broadband associations (NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, USTelecom, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband, and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association), are locking arms and asking the FCC to revise the letters of credit provisions in the new […]


Legislative – 01-10-20

The House Consumer Affairs Committee has scheduled a voting meeting for Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to consider House Bill 1400, legislation dealing with 5G deployment in Pennsylvania. In its current form, the bill provides for the uniform regulatory treatment of small cell facility deployment at the municipal level. A Multichannel News article on the 5G […]