BROADBAND

"How small companies bring fast internet to rural places that telecom giants ignore" :: Illinois Newsroom

Cleveland plans $20M broadband project using ARPA funds; RFP expected next month :: Cleveland.com

Update on municipal broadband initiative in Quincy, Mass. :: Patriot Ledger

"FalmouthNet unveils design study for townwide fiber-optic network" :: Cape Cod Times

. . .  ACP helping Falmouth, MA low-income households :: Falmouth Enterprise

Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority ready to participate in BEAD program :: Governor Tom Wolf

Broadband feasibility study RFP issued for Greater Milwaukee / Waukesha County; responses due June 30 :: BizTimes :: Link to RFP

California awards contracts for 3,000 miles of middle-mile fiber :: Telecompetitor

Illinois:  Second cohort of Accelerate Illinois communities selected :: Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Cellular FWA complicates BEAD definition of "reliable broadband access" :: POTs and PANs

"Future Proofing Grants" :: POTs and PANs

BEAD program's irrevocable letter of credit requirement could be costly :: POTs and PANs

"The Economic Consequences and Generational Impact of the Digital Divide" (F. Ochillo) :: Harvard Kennedy School

"FCC Seeks Comment On A Proposal To Set Higher Speed Goals For Universal Service Funding Supporting Small Rural Broadband Providers" -- "The proposal would make changes to the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) program, with the goal of achieving widespread deployment of faster 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout the rural areas served by rural carriers currently receiving A-CAM support" :: FCC

"AT&T CEO says fiber rollout is an all hands on deck effort" :: FierceTelecom

"Frontier accelerates 2022 fiber buildout by up to 20%" :: Light Reading

"Comcast plots multi-gig rollout in the coming months" :: FierceTelecom

"DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrades could reach $300 per home passed" :: Light Reading

Wells Fargo analysts "expect cable’s share of broadband net additions to drop from 87% in 2021 to 30% to 40% by 2027."; FWA "will be a viable competitive threat" :: NextTV

WIRELESS

"Nextlink Internet, which was one of the biggest winning bidders in the [RDOF] auction, said it has achieved speeds of 1 Gbps downstream and 500 Mbps upstream using fixed wireless equipment in the 6 GHz band.  The performance was achieved using a 160 MHz channel over distances of two miles, the company said." :: Telecompetitor :: Light Reading "

T-Mobile is seeing two primary types of customers for its fixed wireless offering" :: Telecompetitor