j2 Briefing: FCC news, Microsoft whitespace, polls
The j2 Podcast for August 29, 2019
Microsoft is pushing it’s Whitespace product as a solution to the Digital divide. This has been branded “Airband”
The commission unanimously voted to distribute more than $20 billion of Universal Service Fund subsidies over the next decade as part of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. It also adopted a long-awaited proposal to get more detailed information from broadband providers about where they offer service in order to improve the agency’s coverage maps. <let’s hope this revamps the form 477 reportin>
iOt is showing it’s age
Amazon is killing off the gimicky Dash buttons.
Verizon turns up 5G
In the ever-changing 5g race Verizon turns up 5G in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington DC
New poll says the Internet is more important than Air conditioning while on vacation
Mobile Users double since 2013
The percentage of respondents who said their primary online access devices is mobile has effectively doubled since 2013, and many of those are using mobile as a substitute, rather than a complement, to wired broadband service.
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