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Content Archives: Daily Links

July 1, 2020

Congress addresses FCC pledge hardships with new $9 bln Emergency Broadband Connections Act

Internet providers talk expanded buildout (Vt.) wins at Supreme Court with law written decades before the internet

FCC officially designates Huawei, ZTE as nationally security threats

GAO: FCC needs comprehensive strategic plan on 5G spectrum policy

AT&T expands communications network for area first responders (PA)

Somerset County to dedicate half of CARES funding to improve rural broadband


June 30, 2020

FCC closes applications for telehealth covid-19 program funding

FCC rules callers can complain about blocked calls

Governors seek federal development of broadband strategy

Helplines to help Philadelphians to navigate technology and the internet are now open

With rural areas risking hospital closures, telemedicine is all the more critical

Comcast’s Sky deal remains a mystery

Observations on past and ongoing efforts to expand access and improve mapping data


June 29, 2020

SpaceX Starlink threat? Dems propose $100 bln US-wide fiber broadband project

DOT fee hurting broadband internet expansion

Bill proposed to bring broadband to rural areas (Wi)

SpaceX internet plan hits ground interference from Dish

FCC unlikely to change course on Ligado decision

FCC, RUS working to close rural broadband gap

Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T plan to end their coronavirus benefits on June 30


June 26, 2020

Gov. Wolf leads bipartisan effort calling on president, congress to invest in broadband internet access

Report: 42 percent of broadband customers want internet only, but telehealth, other service interest grows

White House touts rural broadband investment in progress reports

Georgians encouraged to test their internet speeds

Accessible, affordable internet for all act proposes $100 bln for broadband

Windstream restructuring plan gets green light

Supreme Court declines to hear Comcast and TiVo’s patent case



June 25, 2020

Two potential FCC rulings could reshape streaming landscape

FCC’s covid telehealth funding grants rise to $157M

Broadband for all SC? It would cost more than $800M, experts say

Indiana County (PA) approves some broadband expansion

Greeley (Co.) looking to push internet competition after putting skids on muni broadband

PA internet expansion bill gets new life

How we use internet during lockdown proves ending net neutrality was right call


June 24, 2020

Verizon gets set to deploy 5G nationwide using low-band spectrum

PA Senate approves rural broadband funding bill

Rural broadband bills aplenty — here’s a list of them

Legislature aims to increase your cellphone bill to fund rural broadband

FCC makes headway in legal battle with ABS, Hispasat and Arsat over C-band auction

Rural broadband expansion bill clears General Assembly (Ga)

Rural broadband investment would expand under Senate legislation

Phillips-Hill’s committee advances three bills aimed at improving broadband access


June 23, 2020

It’s time for TCPA clarity as Congress conducts FCC oversight hearing

Roanoke County, with 20 percent of pop. lacking high-speed internet access, seeking proposals for broadband expansion

Calls for eliminating ETC certification requirement for USF and rural broadband funding gaining traction

RCAP Act would direct 10 percent of auction proceeds to rural broadband

New bill would expand broadband to rural communities

Charter seeks FCC nod to charge video streamers

FCC denies broadband pleading cycle request