5G Cell Service on a Roll in Houston Area

Last Monday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr visited Houston to view Crown Castle’s fiber optic and small cell sites deployed throughout the city. The article includes notable commentary from Mike Kavanagh, Crown Castle’s SVP and Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, who states: "Houston is a major city and a driver of innovation in this country. It's very important that we have 5G technology here." The article adds that, by the end of 2019, Crown Castle will have approximately 1,700 small cell nodes on-air, and that the company expects to have built 1,900 linear miles of fiber optic cable in the Greater Houston area.

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