KH Broadband Digest: May 26, 2022


BROADBAND

Cover of Alan Davidson’s Mountain Connect keynote: “[Alan] davidson [said] the FCC plans to collect data for its new cards this summer and present its findings for a challenge process in the fall… As to whether BEAD and other broadband funding will be counted as a taxable income, Davidson said it’s not something that would be addressed in a NOFO, but it’s “a matter of ongoing conversation within the administration.” He added that viewers can expect to hear and see more on this front in the future.”; also noted that NTIA may adjust letter of credit requirements :: Broadband World News :: FierceTelecom :: Telecompetitor :: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

American Association of Public Broadband Concerned About BEAD Program Letter of Credit Requirement and Financial/Operational History Requirements :: FierceTelecom “What Communities Should Know About the BEAD NOFO Program” :: US Ignite

“No Sohn means no broadband card, and no broadband card means no BEAD money.” (Harold Feld) :: Tales from the Sausage Factory

Rhode Island Senate Committee Votes to Pass Bill Establishing Broadband Advisory Board, Appointing Director of Broadband :: SB 2883

“UTOPIA Fiber is putting the finishing touches on the second largest municipal broadband network in the United States, concluding a multi-year fiber build to more than 140,000 locations in West Valley City, Utah. “Vermont Municipality Gets $16 Million State Broadband Grant” :: Telecompetitor

Op-ed: “It’s time for Toronto to create affordable high-speed internet” :: Toronto Star

“FalmouthNet is ready to move forward with the design of fiber optic networks” :: The company

“Canton [NY] consider a municipal broadband network” :: NNY360

“Smithville covers Jasper, Indiana with Gigabit Broadband” :: Broadband Communities Magazine

“How co-ops can pave the way for on-farm broadband for DIY” :: CoBank

“Ziply and Consolidated Executives Point to 50G as the Likely Future of Fiber” :: FierceTelecom

“Charter CFO on Multi-Gig Broadband: ‘If You Build It, They Will Come'” :: FierceTelecom

“Dan Rampton, Director of Engineering at Meta, said 10-20ms latency will be required to support immersive metaverse experiences and that the telecommunications industry will need to build a significant amount of new digital infrastructure to to make such experiences a reality.” :: Light reading

“Verizon doesn’t think fiber is a must for SMB customers” :: FierceTelecom

“Altice USA CFO Says Its Cable Network Is Going Nowhere Despite Fiber Push” :: FierceTelecom

WIRELESS

“Nextlink assesses gigabit speeds over fixed wireless” :: Light Reading

“7G – Really? » :: POT and PAN

VIDEO

Louisiana bill to exempt streaming services from franchise fees sent to governor :: HB 276

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