BROADBAND

New report on broadband competition from Copia Institute: "This report examines data from the US and around the world to explore the current state of broadband in America, and the potential for an open access fiber model to create robust competition and bring about more widespread access, better service, and lower prices." :: Copia :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Gary, Indiana Seeks Partner to Build City-Wide Network"; RFQ response due Aug. 12 :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance :: Link to RFQ

City of Pharr, TX to extend its fiber network to neighboring communities -- “'Can you please extend your fiber lines into McAllen or do I have to move our company to Pharr?' the businessman asked." :: Rio Grande Guardian

"Reusing Existing Easements" for broadband :: POTs and PANs

"Yellowstone Fiber sees no 'rational ROI' in rural Montana without federal funds" :: Light Reading

"The FCC Broadband Map Will Be Wrong -- But It Was Always Going To Be" (Scott Wallsten) :: Multichannel News

FCC Releases Form 477 Broadband Data as of June 30, 2021 :: FCC

"Can plug-and-play fiber tech bridge the broadband labor shortage?" :: FierceTelecom

"Telecom groups aren’t happy about the new net neutrality bill" :: FierceTelecom

"Connecticut utility regulators have ordered Frontier Communications to pay a $5 million fine for practices associated with the “reckless”installation of fiber-optic cable around the state" :: CTInsider

"Is Google Fiber Coming to a City Near You? It Just Might Be" :: Government Technology

"As Broadband Competitors Turn Up the Heat, Comcast Begins to Feel It" :: Telecompetitor

FCC announces updated minimum data usage standards for Lifeline-supported services :: FCC

WIRELESS

"Licensed Spectrum and Broadband Mapping" :: POTs and PANs

"mmWave repeaters bring high data rates to city streets" :: EEWorld

"Will Unlicensed Fixed Wireless Technology Make the Cut with the BEAD Program?" :: Telecompetitor

"Comcast's Roberts: Fixed Wireless Access Is Still Just a 'Temporary Opportunity Targeted to Value-Oriented Customers'" :: NextTV

"Charter CEO Rutledge: We're a wireless company" :: Light Reading

"Tepid demand, taxation fears drag at 2.5GHz spectrum auction for 5G" :: Light Reading

VIDEO

"Broadcast Internet Aims to Offer Alternative Streaming Path Using TV Spectrum" :: Telecompetitor

"Cord Cutting Quickens in Q2 for Comcast, Charter and Verizon, But Where Are All of Those Customers Going?" :: NextTV