Looks like ESPN is about to placate CableFAX editors, DC govt officials and more than 560K potentially disenfranchised DC residents by agreeing to include the Capitol City in "SportsCenter’s" 50-states-in-50-days tour (Cfax, 7/21). The Capitol’s omission has sparked letters from the city’s Mayor, a phone call to Bristol from Jesse Jackson and a threatened boycott from the Fax’s suburban office. Once that move becomes official, CableFAX will officially rescind its boycott. Although with our Nats now in 2nd place, we probably won’t be watching as much anyway…

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Early Signs Positive for Emergency Broadband Benefit Uptake

The FCC’s $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program kicked off with a bang Wednesday, and some 825 providers sat ready to answer consumer questions and get folks signed up for subsidies. Thus far, all has gone to plan and consumer interest is coming in either consistent with or in excess of providers’ early predictions.

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