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Frontier-CETF shotgun marriage will continue til death do us part 18 January 2019, by Steve Blum -

Shotgun wedding

Frontier Communications and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) have tentatively settled a dispute over a mandated low income broadband marketing program. Under the terms of the agreement, instead of ending last year, as previously scheduled…

The program will continue indefinitely. Frontier will pay CETF an additional $25,000. CETF won’t have to pay back ... continue reading »
Schedule set for appeals of FCC local pole ownership preemption 17 January 2019, by Steve Blum -

Riverside pole mount

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 »

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