News of Note—T-Mobile’s passwords, the FCC’s broadband map, Toronto’s smart city and more

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A fight is brewing over the FCC’s broadband map. (stevepb/Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> T-Mobile Austria said it will not store customer passwords in plain text. T-Mobile’s CEO in the United States, John Legere, said the company’s customer care representatives can’t see passwords “and we do not store them in plain text.” The Verge articleTweet

> NBN Co in Australia is going to conduct 5G tests in Melbourne with Ericsson, though the move is raising questions. ARN article

> The Rural Wireless Association said an FCC equipment ban aimed at Chinese suppliers like Huawei and ZTE would “irreparably damage” rural broadband networks. Telecompetitor article

> Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs hopes to begin work on its first ever smart city project in Toronto in 2020. Reuters article

> A fight is brewing over the FCC’s broadband map. MWL article