AT&T exec discusses 5G and city selection | CenturyLink overhauls public sector group | Vt. governor signs executive order on net neutrality
February 19, 2018
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AT&T exec discusses 5G and city selection
AT&T explained why it selected three cities -- Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Little Rock, Ark. -- as the first ones to test its 5G Evolution networks. In a blog post, AT&T's Joan Marsh wrote that those cities created friendly regulatory environments for installing networking gear such as small cell transmitters.
VentureBeat (2/16) 
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CenturyLink overhauls public sector group
CenturyLink has tapped eight executives for pursuit and management of public sector contracts as the federal government changes how it awards those deals. Under the realignment, the group will report to David Young, regional vice president, strategic government.
FierceTelecom (2/16) 
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Vt. governor signs executive order on net neutrality
Vt. governor signs executive order on net neutrality
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Vermont is now the fifth state to regulate net neutrality after Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order last week. Under the order, state agencies are to use only ISPs that do not block, throttle or prioritize web traffic.
Digital Trends (2/17) 
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SpaceX plans Wednesday launch of broadband birds
SpaceX hopes to send up a rocket Wednesday that will test the company's plan to introduce global high-speed broadband service, having received the endorsement last week of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Elon Musk's company will launch a pair of experimental satellites, per a government filing.
CNNMoney (2/18) 
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Revising the National Broadband Map
The Federal Communications Commission is revising the National Broadband Map with the latest Form 477 data and supplementing mapping and other visualization tools with sample code that shows how the FCC analyzes the raw datasets. The new map is expected to relaunch in the second quarter of 2019 and will help guide government efforts to improve broadband access and high-speed internet.
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Streaming viewership for Winter Olympics continues to rise
Streaming viewership for Winter Olympics continues to rise
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Viewers consumed 445 million minutes of NBC's streaming coverage of the Olympic Games in the first six days, surpassing the numbers posted for the full 18 days of the 2014 Sochi Games. Although broadcast and cable remain the main sources for Olympics coverage, streaming is drawing in younger audiences.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (2/16) 
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Huawei, Telus team for 5G residential wireless test
Huawei and Telus will work together on a trial for providing 5G wireless connectivity to residences in Vancouver, British Columbia. The companies will use tested millimeter-wave technology with 800 megahertz of bandwidth on the 28-gigahertz spectrum.
Wireless Week (2/16) 
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Survey: 19% of execs highly confident about cyberattack response
Just 19% of executives in a survey by Marsh and Microsoft reported high confidence in their organizations' ability to respond effectively to a cyberattack, while only 30% said their organizations have a response plan for such incidents. That stands in contrast with two-thirds of respondents viewing cybersecurity as a risk-management priority.
ComputerWeekly (UK) (2/16),  Business Insurance (tiered subscription model) (2/15) 
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