BROADBAND

"Utilities Generate Economic Benefits from Fiber" :: Fiber Broadband Association

Texas Broadband Development Office "aiming to establish federally compliant grant programs by the end of the summer. The BDO further plans to execute a technical assistance contract, which would help local community leaders gain resources and staff expertise to implement broadband action plans in their areas." :: FierceTelecom :: Texas Broadband Plan

"Vermont CUD NEK Broadband Nabs $16 Million Grant For Fiber" :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

West Virginia outlines four broadband programs to be funded with Capital Projects Fund allocation :: State Journal

Kentucky electric coops receive state broadband grants; Charter receives $49.9M :: WHOP :: Telecompetitor

Sullivan County, NY receives $1.7M EDA grant for broadband :: Times Union

Massachusetts: "The State Senate has approved a general bond bill providing $2.5 million for Plymouth and Barnstable County infrastructure and climate resiliency projects. The bill includes $1 million each for developing municipal broadband in the Upper Cape region" :: CapeCod.com

"Tiburon [CA] to seek broadband development partners" :: Marin Independent Journal

"Gainesville commission shoots down $10 million broadband internet plan to service low-income residents" :: Gainesville Sun

"Helping communities prepare for broadband opportunity" :: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

NTIA publishes FAQs for broadband grant programs: BEAD FAQ :: Middle Mile FAQ :: Digital Equity Act FAQ

"States are Gearing Up to Bet the Farm on Fiber" (coverage of Kathryn de Wit's keynote at FBA): "Pew's research revealed that states with successful broadband programs engage diverse stakeholders, equip local leaders with the knowledge to negotiate public-private partnerships (PPPs) and provide funding incentives for deployment." :: Light Reading

"Should You Pursue the BEAD Grants?" :: POTs and PANs

"The NTIA Preference for Fiber" -- "[I]t’s important to note that any NTIA preference for fiber does not restrict a state from awarding substantial awards to fixed wireless technology using licensed spectrum – that’s going to be a call to make by each state." :: POTs and PANs

. . . "WISPs freak over guidelines that may exclude FWA in unlicensed spectrum" :: Light Reading

"Biden aims to train more broadband workers to fend off labor crunch" :: FierceTelecom

"With Deadline of 9/1, FCC Plans Broadband Data Collection Webinar on 6/29" :: Telecompetitor

WIRELESS

"Next-generation 911 gets $10B in spectrum bill" :: StateScoop

"5G — Where we are compared to where we thought we’d be" :: FierceWireless