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FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

[FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly] said that broadband providers run by local governments “have engaged in significant First Amendment mischief.” But O’Rielly’s only evidence to support his claim was the networks’ Acceptable Use Policies, which contain boilerplate language similar to the policies used by private ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2ABkb0Q
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US Wireless Video Streaming Sucks, Study Says

US carriers were ranked 34th in terms of average network speeds (16.5 Mbps) and 59th in terms of users’ “overall video experience.” That’s on the heels of previous studies showing that US residents pay some of the highest prices for mobile data in the developed world (before one even includes a bevy of obnoxious, hidden fees). – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2NLsjUK

Charter negotiating with NY to avoid being kicked out of the state

But there’s still a chance that Charter and New York could strike a deal that would avert a lengthy court battle and sale of the network to a new provider. Charter was originally ordered to submit an exit plan by September 25 and to leave the state six months after that. But the PSC has now granted two extensions, resulting in a November 8 deadline for filing an exit plan and a May 8, 2019 date for leaving New York. In the meantime, both sides say they’ve been having productive talks. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2QsthTC

Verizon settles 5G fight with town, spotlighting local rollout issues

Under the settlement, Crown Castle is cutting its installation to 34 small cells, relocating hardware that would have gone in front of historic landmarks, and decoratively obscuring some cells. The company is also submitting to another permitting process — delaying the cells’ installation by several months — and will share revenues so Doylestown, Pennsylvania can recoup its stated $150,000 in costs over time. – Jeremy Horwitz, VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2P09n0F
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