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KentuckyWired’s fiber buildout delays spark downgrade by Moody’s

Bonds related to KentuckyWired’s plans to build a fiber network in Kentucky via a public-private partnership received a downgrade—from stable to negative—from Moody's Investors Service.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier’s rural wireline, wireless expansions could benefit from FCC’s $2B CAF auction

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and other providers that want to further expand rural broadband will soon be able to bid in the Federal Communications Commission’s $2 billion additional Connect America Fund II auction.

Frontier exceeds 2017 CAF II build-out schedule in 8 additional states

Frontier appears to be on a roll with its Connect America Fund II deployments, expanding broadband services in the rural areas of eight additional states in 2017.  The list of states included in this latest push in which Frontier is ahead of pace

Frontier sticks broadband consumers with $2 Internet Infrastructure Surcharge

Frontier users have found an unwelcome present in their latest bill as the company has added a $2-a-month Internet Infrastructure Surcharge:

Verizon looks at 5G markets where municipalities are progressive about new tech

Verizon’s Ed Chan didn’t exactly spill the beans about where Verizon will launch commercial 5G residential broadband services next year—that would be rather peculiar if he did—but he did give a few insights into the decision-making process.

50 mayors tell FCC Chairman Pai to not overturn net neutrality rules

A group of 50 US mayors sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai in a collective effort to ask that he keeps the current rules, which are based on Title II of the Communications Act, in place.