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Pai Opts For Classifying Broadband From Commercial to Private Service

As he said he would, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had the Commission release a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Open Internet yeaterday. If passed, the changes proposed by the Chairman would include re-instating the classification of all internet access services, including both fixed and broadband, as information services. That means they’d revert back to being treated as private, rather than commercial services, an FCC official explained to reporters.

In 2015, the internet access services were re-defined as common carrier services, Inside Towers reported. The Chairman said this week the change stifled broadband investment and deployment, especially in low-income urban and rural areas.

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On the Other Side of “the Net”

UPDATE Not everyone is happy about FCC Chairman Pai’s planned Net Neutrality changes.  In the story above Inside Towers reported that, among other things related to the Open Internet, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai intends to reverse the 2015 order that re-classified the internet as a common carrier, saying it inhibited broadband infrastructure investment and deployment. House and Senate Democrats on the Hill and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn deplored the planned changes and vowed to fight them.

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American Tower Corporation (AMT) Financial Results for Q1 2017

Highlights: First Quarter 2017

  • Total revenue increased 25.4% to $1,616 million
  • Property revenue increased 25.7% to $1,594 million
  • Net income increased 9.3% to $307 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 19.8% to $998 million
  • Consolidated AFFO increased 19.7% to $721 million
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Colleges Centralize Wireless Networks to Increase Efficiency and Performance

For universities that span several different locations, optimizing wireless networks poses a major challenge due to the geographical separation between campuses. For example, Ivy Tech—an Indiana community college with 32 campuses across the Hoosier state—had 14 different wireless networks.

There has been a move in the wireless world to optimize and centralize wireless networks so that disparate networks don’t negatively affect multicampus colleges, reports Ed Tech Magazine.

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The CBRS Alliance Elects CTIA’s Paul Anuszkiewicz to Board of Directors

The CBRS Alliance — an organization dedicated to maximizing the full potential of LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band — announced that Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) has been elected to the CBRS Alliance board. CTIA will be represented on the board of directors by Vice President for Spectrum Planning, Paul Anuszkiewicz. He brings 30 years of technology planning, network engineering and operational experience to the CBRS Alliance.

“It is an honor to be elected to the CBRS Alliance Board,” Anuszkiewicz said.

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