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Schedule set for appeals of FCC local pole ownership preemption 17 January 2019, by Steve Blum -

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The federal appeals court in San Francisco set 5 April 2019 as the filing date for opening briefs in the nine challenges it’s received, so far, to the Federal Communications Commission’s September order preempting municipal ownership of streetlight poles and other potential wireless assets in the public right of way.

The FCC will have a month to respond, then the challengers will have three ... continue reading »

AT&T, Frontier, Charter carve out exclusive California subsidy territory 16 January 2019, by Steve Blum -

As expected, AT&T and Frontier Communications blocked broadband infrastructure grants in vast swaths of rural California yesterday, at least for anyone but themselves. The companies filed reports with the California Public Utilities Commission stating they weren’t giving up federal Connect America Fund subsidies in any of the census blocks they claimed in 2015.

Charter Communications tried ... continue reading »

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