After the virus: A 5G gold rush?

Politico reported that the surge of Americans working, learning and socializing online is making a case for the wireless industry to build out its highspeed 5G networks. The article quotes Zenia Zaveri, Crown Castle’s vice president of external affairs, who states: "In the short term, we understand that municipalities may need to adjust their usual practices or even in some cases issue work stoppages. We will work through it together, in real time."

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Big Cable’s ‘10G’ campaign betrays a fear of wireless 5G

At CES 2019, the NCTA and other cable groups announced a new 10G initiative. Unlike 5G, the 10G branding "isn’t referring to a generational count, but rather the kind of network that the various global cable groups are hoping to achieve: 10 gigabits." Michael Powell, the pre...

Manteca city leaders ponder agreement for small cell towers

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AT&T is creating a 5G hospital

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McCardle elected MLT mayor pro tem; public hearing Monday on small cell wireless facilities

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Crown Castle: The best way for high-yield investors to cash in on the coming 5G gold rush

Crown Castle’s history and business model was discussed, positively noting that, "Ultimately, the biggest reason to own Crown Castle is that its assets are all mission critical to the telecom industry. An industry that continues to see explosive growth just in US mobile data...

City considers amendments to regulations for small cells

In its Dec. 18 meeting, Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council approved the introduction of amendments to regulations adopted in Decemeber 2017 that govern the installation of small cell technology within city rights-of-ways. Staff proposed these amendments in response to the new FCC...

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