Comcast is pushing for broadband mapping changes

https://www.multichannel.com/news/comcast-pushes-shapefile-broadband-mapping-approach

Comcast met with FCC officials last week to urge them to adopt NCTA-The Internet & Television Association’s proposal to use polygon shapefiles to more accurately map broadband deployment, including where service could be lit up in a matter of days, which it argues should count as served.

Cloudflare Etherum Gateway

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-ethereum-gateway/
You may have heard of Ethereum as a cryptocurrency. What you may not know is that Ethereum is so much more. Ethereum is a distributed virtual computing network that stores and enforces smart contracts.

Interested in more about Etherum and smart contracts? https://www.coindesk.com/information/ethereum-smart-contracts-work

and

https://searchcompliance.techtarget.com/definition/smart-contract

Vermont RFP for Broadband

From Inside Towers

Vermont Issues RFP For Broadband Provider
The Department of Public Service of Vermont issued an RFP that will study the feasibility of the state’s electric companies providing broadband service using electric distribution and transmission infrastructure.
https://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/dps/files/documents/Electric%20Provision%20of%20Broadband%20Service%20Feasibility%20Study%20RFP%206_17_19.pdf

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AT&T wants to up power levels on certain CBRS devices

The company met with the FCC on Thursday, May 16, to see whether the company would allow for increased power levels for this new class of device. This would involve bumping the new category C devices power levels to 62 decibel milliwatts (dBm) over 10MHz.

Currently, there are category A devices (indoor small cells) delivering up to 30dBm over 10MHz. Category B devices (outdoor small cells) deliver up to 47dBm over 10MHz.

https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/atandt-proposes-amped-up-power-levels-for-cbrs-based-5g/d/d-id/751652?

Non Podcast Flash briefing: streaming,5g, OSHA

Due to the 2019 Indiana ISP meeting, I have not had a chance to record a flash briefing this week.  Here are some things you need to know.

OSHA Willful fines violations
Lee over at TowerOneInc states OSHA has upped the fines on willful violations.

Streaming news
Chicago starts collecting Netflix taxes
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7037573/Chicago-city-collect-Netflix-tax-online-services.html

Comcast future streaming after Hulu
https://www.lightreading.com/video/ott/comcast-still-has-big-streaming-dreams-/d/d-id/751505?

Telecom News
Frontier CEO says they are on the rebound
https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/frontier-s-ceo-says-company-rebound-thanks-to-its-fiber-assets-better-customer-care

Sprint fires a volley at AT&T over 5G Evolution
https://www.telecomstechnews.com/news/2019/mar/12/sprint-att-nyt-ad-fake-5g-marketing/