Category: Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Networking

FCC’s 5G fund called ‘slap in the face’ to areas struggling to get 4G

December 6, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The $9 billion plan the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday to expand 5G coverage into rural areas was criticized Thursday by lawmakers and state officials who say there’s little economic or technical rationale for building 5G infrastructure in rural areas […]

Data Center, Infrastructure

California is building a ‘portal of portals’ for its data

December 5, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Data is only useful if people can find it. With that in mind, technology officials in California are developing what they’re calling a “portal of portals,” a search tool that will provide the public a single authoritative source for locating […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Tech

T-Mobile Turns On 5G: What You Need to Know

December 2, 2019

Via: Fortune

T-Mobile turned on its super-fast 5G mobile network on Monday, finally catching up with rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. But T-Mobile is following a different strategy than the rest of the industry, emphasizing broader coverage over achieving the fastest download […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC orders wireless providers to share ‘vertical location’ data

November 26, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Emergency dispatchers directing first responders in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas will soon have another tool at their disposal, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to require more detailed location data from wireless providers. The new rules, adopted by the […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

New Mexico has ‘no formal plan’ for broadband expansion: Report

November 15, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Despite investing more than $300 million of state and federal funding to increase broadband connectivity over the last four years, New Mexico “lags behind” the rest of the nation in adoption due to a decentralized broadband governance structure, according to […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS – which is growing fastest?

November 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

As cloud computing continues to eat up traditional tech spending, businesses are beginning to change where they spend their money. The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to a total of $266.4 billion, up […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Europe’s cloud computing plan won’t do much to scare the US giants

November 1, 2019

Via: ZDnet

AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud together now comfortably account for over half of the global cloud infrastructure market, but it takes more than that to stop the French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and his German counterpart Peter Altmaier […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Google Cloud: G Suite is getting three new security and access-control features

October 29, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google Cloud has unveiled a raft of new G Suite security and identity management features to help enterprise IT admins manage access and control work desktop devices. The three key updates include desktop management for Mac, Windows, Chrome OS and […]

Infrastructure, Networking

AT&T facing $158 billion debt, to sell Puerto Rico network for $2 billion

October 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T has agreed to sell its wireless and wireline networks in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for $1.95 billion to Liberty Latin America. The deal will help AT&T pay a small portion of the debt load created in […]

Data Center, Infrastructure

Survey names Colorado, Washington among top data-driven states

October 4, 2019

Via: StateScoop

State governments are using data-driven analysis to make decisions more often than ever before, according to a survey released on Friday by the nonprofit organization Results for America. The group, which collaborated with Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2015 to create the […]