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Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Indianapolis to become fourth city with 5G internet service from Verizon this year

August 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Indianapolis will become the fourth American city to get 5G residential broadband service this year, Verizon announced this week. The telecommunication giant, which is also America’s largest wireless provider, announced on Tuesday that Indianapolis will join Houston, Los Angeles, and […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

August 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service. But now, broadband lobby groups are arguing that Internet service is similar to utilities such as electricity, gas distribution, roads, and water […]


Infrastructure, Networking

Vermont websites go dark briefly after ‘animal inflicted chews’ to fiber

August 9, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Vermont residents temporarily lost access to most of their state government’s websites on Wednesday during a brief outage that the state’s internet service provider attributed to damage to a segment of fiber optic cable near Essex, in the northeastern part […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Verizon Accused of ‘Grossly Overstating’ Its 4G Coverage

August 8, 2018

Via: Fortune

A trade group representing rural cellular carriers says Verizon “grossly overstated” its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, which could prevent people in areas that are underserved from seeing improvements in service. The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), in a filing […]


Infrastructure, Networking

What to expect now that AT&T officially owns Time Warner

June 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T yesterday completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., two days after a federal judge ruled against a Department of Justice (DOJ) attempt to block the deal. The DOJ could still appeal the ruling, but it agreed not to seek […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

NYC advances citywide 5G deployment with call to vendors

June 14, 2018

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, or DOITT, is accepting proposals from firms to work with the city on installing 5G mobile internet technology to provide better coverage for residents. The winning firms will become franchisees of […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Policy, Tech

NYC official resigns from ‘unproductive’ FCC broadband committee

March 30, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A second official has resigned his position from the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), citing concern that the group’s recommendations are being skewed to favor private industry over the public’s interests. NYC Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño announced his […]


Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Networking, Security, Unified Communications

Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

March 29, 2018

Via: FCW

4G mobile communications networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber intrusion, according to a new report from a Federal Communication Commission advisory group. The attack vector, which targets the Diameter signaling protocol used to move traffic on 4G networks, hasn’t been […]