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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 […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless

June 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” the presidential tweet read last February 21. “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” The race to 5G, as it is […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon avoided a decade’s worth of taxes—a new law could make it pay up

June 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has avoided paying local taxes on telecom equipment in many New Jersey municipalities over the past decade, but a proposed state law would force the company to pay back taxes for all the payments it didn’t make. The bill, […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking Security, Security

WannaCry? Hundreds of US schools still haven’t patched servers

May 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

If you’re wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do to get an answer is poke around the Internet a little. Publicly accessible security-scan data […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Do we need 6G wireless already? 5G engineers debate

April 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

It was a minefield that attendees of the first day of sessions at Brooklyn 5G Summit 2019 on Wednesday maneuvered through: The topic of whether the world’s governmental policy makers have blown 5G wireless all out of proportion. Representatives of […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Intel quits 5G modem business hours after Apple settles with Qualcomm

April 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Intel says it is canceling a line of smartphone 5G chips that had been slated for 2020 launches. The announcement comes on the same day Apple announced a wide-ranging settlement with Qualcomm over patent issues. Qualcomm has long been a […]