j2 Podcast: Network cabling, WISPER gets funding

  Comcast launches wifi6 routers https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200106005958/en/Comcast-Launches-Powerful-Internet-Device-Capable-Multi-Gigabit Want some good geek reading? Cable Labeling Best Practices by u/zanacks in networking Funding The folks over at WISPER have some good news coming their way https://www.telecompetitor.com/fcc-ready-to-authorize-caf-ii-rural-broadband-funding-for-hughes-wisper-isp-three-others/ USDA to Make 550 Million available in …

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” https://www.multichannel.com/news/microsoft-brands-rural-divide-national-crisis The FCC The commission unanimously voted to distribute more than $20 billion of Universal …

NTIA launches Funding web-site

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration released a searchable database of 50 federal broadband programs. They span a dozen federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans and other resources. Participating federal agencies helped create the database. It …

xISP news From Washington

https://www.techspot.com/news/79863-fcc-promises-roll-out-improved-broadband-over-106000.html Back in January of 2018, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal that could have allocated over $500 million toward the development of rural broadband internet lines. At the time, Pai said that closing the “digital divide” between rural …