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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Infrastructure, Networking

5G promises to bring 21st-century infrastructure — and fun with robots

September 12, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Dueling visions of what the development of 5G wireless technology means for cities were on display Wednesday as advocates of “smart cities” converged on Atlanta for a three-day conference about economic development, internet-connected devices and whether technology can make communities […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon sues city to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon’s lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband

August 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission today ordered cities and towns across the country to stop regulating broadband delivered over cable networks. The vote to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan also limits the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. This could […]


Infrastructure, Networking

Ajit Pai’s new gift to cable companies would kill local fees and rules

July 16, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local broadband regulation with a plan that would stop cities and towns from using their authority over cable TV networks to regulate Internet access. Chairman Pai’s proposal, scheduled for a vote at […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Analysts think global 5G smartphone shipments will overtake 4G in 2023

July 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

After years of buildup, 5G is finally here — albeit more as a trickle than a deluge. These things take time, of course. Carriers are adding coverage, city by city, promising dozens by years end. And as for hardware, early […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law

June 24, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Vermont will fund homegrown internet service providers under a broadband expansion bill Gov. Phil Scott signed into law last week. The move makes Vermont the latest in a series of states that, underwhelmed by the federal government’s solutions to provide […]