News of Note—Charter and Comcast expand 1-gig services

News of note

> Charter Communications announced last week that it has launched Spectrum Internet Gig to markets covering more than 4 million homes. Release

> Comcast has launched 1 Gbps (downstream) broadband service for residential and business customers using DOCSIS 3.1 in several counties in central and western Pennsylvania. Multichannel News article

> The nation’s wireless carriers continue to petition the FCC to issue guidelines to states and cities about how much they should charge for small cell deployments and other network upgrades. FierceWireless article

> Driven by an explicit desire to speed 5G and close the digital divide, the FCC has released a draft proposal to free up midband (C-band) spectrum (3.7-4.2 GHz) for wireless broadband—and perhaps eve auction it all to the highest and best user—a draft it plans to vote on at the July 12 public meeting. Multichannel News article