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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 02 Apr 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 92 : "text" format

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USF Tracker – February 2021
Is Verizon exiting the mmWave game?
PSC Grants CenturyLink ETC Status

Message-ID: <20210331002747.1C773737@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:27:47 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: USF Tracker - February 2021 by Steven A. Augustino , John J. Heitmann , Thomas W. Cohen , Josh Guyan , Henry T. Kelly , Chip Yorkgitis , Bradford Currier , Michael Dover , Winafred R. Brantl , Chris Laughlin and Carolyn Mahoney1 Commentary 2021 is well underway and the new leadership at the FCC is taking shape. While we don't yet know who will fill the Chair on a permanent basis, the FCC under Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel is proceeding without delay. On the Universal Service front, the principal activity surprisingly has as much to do with non-USF programs as with the USF itself. Yes, the $9 billion per year fund with its four primary programs continues to serve broadband needs in the country. And it is true that the FCC has extended many COVID-19 waivers and is considering additional waivers such as a proposal to allow E-rate funds to be used for off-campus purposes. But the big news of 2021 is turning out to be the additional funding that is being provided outside the traditional fund. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1051286/usf-tracker--february-2021?email_access=on
Message-ID: <20210401154832.A73C4721@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2021 15:48:32 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Is Verizon exiting the mmWave game? By Joe Dyton Carrier's recent millimeter wave spectrum license sale raises questions if it's shifting its 5G deployment strategy. GeoLinks, a California-based telecommunications company, recently announced it purchased 208 Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) band spectrum licenses from Verizon. The licenses will cover markets throughout the United States. Once the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves the acquisition, GeoLinks will be the largest LMDS license holder in the 29/31 Ghz bands. https://connectedremag.com/das-in-building-wireless/5g/is-verizon-exiting-the-mmwave-game/
Message-ID: <20210401185311.8FCA87FC@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2021 18:53:11 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: PSC Grants CenturyLink ETC Status PSC Grants CenturyLink ETC Status, Helping Bridge Digital Divide TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) granted CenturyLink Communications, LLC's request to be an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) today. This approval means CenturyLink--with its affiliate Embarq Florida, Inc.--is a step closer to obtaining federal funding to help bridge the digital divide in Florida. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/537900038/psc-grants-centurylink-etc-status-helping-bridge-digital-divide
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