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COVID-19, connectivity should go hand-in-hand

Disparities in connectivity are occurring in smaller, rural school districts where there is a historical funding and resource gap. To promote rural broadband investment in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1400 – the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act – aims to improve co...

OP-ED: Making the virtual connection

Jeff Kotula, President of the Washington County Chamber, published an op-ed emphasizing the need for connectivity and stronger wireless infrastructure in Pennsylvania, stating that the emergence of 5G will help to increase data capacity, improve network speed and enable innovation...

Top ten takeaways from the tower industry's terrific teleconference

Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown said he expects US operators to increase spending on 5G network buildouts starting in the second half of 2020. Expanding beyond the expected 5G boom, Brown elaborated that this rollout will create "great paying jobs" that will endure for the next 15 year...

Small cell market spotlight: New York City

As New York City steadily leads in the rollout of 5G across major US cities, Crown Castle has maintained the strongest small cell presence in the area. The article cited a statistic from Crown Castle’s website: "78% of its current nodes and 58% of its proposed nodes in the c...

US providers remain mostly optimistic on 5G rollouts

Although COVID-19 has the potential to slow the rollout of 5G in many countries, most US players remain on track with network buildout efforts. The article quoted Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who stated, "We haven't seen any impact to date from COVID-19…thus far our crews ha...

5G4PGH: Pittsburgh’s Economic Vitality Depends on Availability of 5G Technology

Crown Castle’s Mike Smith is quoted in the Pittsburgh Technology Council detailing the benefits of small cell technology throughout Pittsburgh. "Winning the race to 5G is largely dependent on our federal, state and local government leaders prioritizing next generation commun...

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