Friday, July 25, 2014

What's Going On?

Quite a few things going on.

FCC's Open Internet NRPM comments ended on July 18th. I hope you added your 2 cents. If you want to follow this NRPM or other FCC, E-Rate and similar issues, I suggest subscribing to NECA here.

Birch completed the Cbeyond buy. Many VP's and higher left.

DISH is selling fixed wireless broadband with nTelos for $30 in VA (see here).

Starbucks switched from ATT to Google for wi-fi and the speeds have increased more than 8x. Level3 is the CLEC behind the Google wi-fi for Starbucks stores. Dimension Data is the VAR for Level3 installing the WLAN gear.

Softbank was making an end run for T-Mobile by bidding on the parent of the parent - Deutsche Telekom AG!

Lots of changes in the USF programs. If you take part in E-Rate, Libraries, Rural Healthcare or CAF, you should take a look.

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