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Towers of power: federal, state and local governments vie for control of 5G

5G networks require the installation of small cells to improve wireless coverage and provide the necessary infrastructure to support the faster speeds and benefits that the 5th generation will bring. While some towns and cities have been receptive to companies like Crown Castle th...

Report: Fiber-based broadband will power 59% of 1.2 billion connections by 2025

The Broadband Forum and Point Topic recently predicted that there will be 1.2 billion broadband subscribers worldwide by 2025, with fiber-based broadband playing an increasingly important role. The report further predicts that 89% of the expected 1.2 billion subscribers in 2025 wi...

What 5G can do for DC

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, published an op-ed in The Washington Examiner detailing the economic growth, faster speeds and enhanced user experience that 5G will bring residents in Washington, D.C. He highlighted that in order for 5G to b...

SC continues to invest in telehealth, but internet connections lag

South Carolina is expanding access to telemedicine which is seen as a solution to deteriorating health care services in rural parts of the state. Still though, some 537,000 people in South Carolina don’t have an adequate internet connection at home—about 11 percent of ...

Georgia Senate passes small-cell wireless broadband bill

Georgia unanimously passed a bill Monday aimed at making it easier for telecommunications companies to extend small-cell wireless broadband along public rights of way. Meanwhile, separate bills allowing Georgia's electric membership corporations to enter the broadband business, ai...

Tim Lorello: How could tech infrastructure help tackle crime, make Maryland safer?

Tim Lorello, CEO and President of SecuLore Solutions, penned an op-ed highlighting the intersection of public safety and high-tech infrastructure. Lorello said “we need to more quickly install the high-tech infrastructure to support it” and called upon the legislature ...

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